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The beam rotation that almost was in the National Ignition Facility
Author(s): R. Edward English
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Paper Abstract

How might an optical design change in the final optics assembly couple with the spherical geometry required for beam delivery to the target chamber to cause the 40 cm beam to be rotated by more than several design teams had thought and not be discovered until the final design stage for the beam enclosure and structures?

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2015
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9583, An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned IV, 95830D (9 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2196559
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R. Edward English, REE Optical Systems, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9583:
An Optical Believe It or Not: Key Lessons Learned IV
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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