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Optical Engineering

Metal Optics in CO2 Laser Fusion Systems
Author(s): W. H. Reichelt; D. J. Blevins; W. C. Turner
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Paper Abstract

Large, short-pulsed CO2 laser systems have been developed to investigate the feasibility of laser driven fusion. Metal mirrors are an important component in these systems. This paper discusses CO2 systems and mirror considerations. Mirror material constraints and choices as well as fabrication techniques are reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1977
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 16(4) 164381 doi: 10.1117/12.7972056
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 16, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
W. H. Reichelt, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (United States)
D. J. Blevins, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (United States)
W. C. Turner, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory (United States)


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