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Laser beam control and diagnostic systems for the copper-pumped dye laser system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Author(s): Erlan S. Bliss; Roger L. Peterson; J. Thaddeus Salmon; Richard A. Thomas
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Paper Abstract

The laser system described in the previous paper is used for experiments in which success requires tight tolerances on beam position, direction, and wavefront. Indeed, the optimum performance of the laser itself depends on careful delivery of copper laser light to the dye amplifiers, precise propagation of dye laser beams through restricted amplifier apertures, and accurate monitoring of laser power at key locations. This paper describes the alignment systems, wavefront correction systems, and laser diagnostics systems which ensure that the control requirements of both the laser and associated experiments are met. Because laser isotope separation processes utilize more than one wavelength, these systems monitor and control multiple wavelengths simultaneously.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1993
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1859, Laser Isotope Separation, (28 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.145491
Show Author Affiliations
Erlan S. Bliss, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Roger L. Peterson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Thaddeus Salmon, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Richard A. Thomas, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1859:
Laser Isotope Separation
Jeffrey A. Paisner, Editor(s)

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