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Alignment system for high-power large aperture laser systems
Author(s): Roberto Ziano; Jean-Baptiste Accary; Birgit Ploetzeneder; Roberto Versaci; Bruno LeGarrec
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Paper Abstract

The ELI-beamlines facility1 is being built within the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) project based on the European ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures) process. The alignment of the high power lasers is an essential operation to be performed before shooting. A critical part of the alignment procedure is the definition of the references for the alignment. The most common procedure is to insert a cross shaped mask into the beam path. The centre of the cross defines the optical axis. Because of the difficulties in automatizing this procedure, a semi-automatic procedure is being used in many facilities. During such procedure an operator has to interact with the alignment system. The purpose of this work is to present the alignment process and to show how to use light sources as references for a fully automated alignment system.1, 2

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9513, High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology II, 95130J (12 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2178479
Show Author Affiliations
Roberto Ziano, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Jean-Baptiste Accary, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Birgit Ploetzeneder, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Roberto Versaci, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
Bruno LeGarrec, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9513:
High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology II
Joachim Hein, Editor(s)

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