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Status of cleanliness maintaining in target beam enclosures in SG III facilities and contamination sources analysis
Author(s): Meicong Wang; Baoxu Wang; Xinxiang Miao; Xiaofeng Cheng; Wenkai Wu
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Paper Abstract

In SGIII lasers there are large number of transport mirrors in target beam enclosures. Surface contaminations could easily introduce optical damage, and increase laser energy loss under high laser influence conditions. It is significant for lasers to control contamination and maintain cleanliness. In SGIII prototype, the target beam enclosures are test to be seriously contaminated after about two years of routine operations. Volume cleanliness in mirror boxes are monitored through 24 hours before, during and after a shot. Ingredients of particle and organics are tested. Reconstructions are performed on the mirror boxes to remove debris and keep cleanliness for upward facing surface of mirrors effectively. In SGIII facility some contaminations are found in beam enclosures and on the mirrors after several months of test running. Contaminations sources are analyzed to further know about the contamination mechanisms. Some engineering countermeasures are introduced for controlling contamination and keeping cleanliness for optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9280, 7th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Large Mirrors and Telescopes, 92800A (2 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2072417
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Meicong Wang, Insitute of Systems Engineering (China)
Baoxu Wang, Insitute of Systems Engineering (China)
Xinxiang Miao, Insitute of Systems Engineering (China)
Xiaofeng Cheng, Insitute of Systems Engineering (China)
Wenkai Wu, Insitute of Systems Engineering (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9280:
7th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Large Mirrors and Telescopes
Wenhan Jiang; Myung K. Cho; Fan Wu, Editor(s)

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