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Modeling for deformable mirrors and the adaptive-optics optimization program
Author(s): Mark A. Henesian; Scott W. Haney; M. Thomas; John B. Trenholme
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Paper Abstract

We discuss aspects of adaptive optics optimization for large fusion laser systems such as the 192-arm National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. By way of example we considered the discrete actuator deformable mirror and Hartmann sensor system used on the Beamlet laser. Beamlet is a single-aperture prototype of the 11-0-5 slab amplifier design for NIF, and so we expect similar optical distortion levels and deformable mirror correction requirements. We are now in the process of developing a numerically efficient object oriented C++ language implementation of our adaptive optics and wavefront sensor code, but this code is not yet operational. The results shown below are based instead on the prototype algorithms, coded-up in an integrated array processing computer language.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294258
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Mark A. Henesian, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Scott W. Haney, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
M. Thomas, MIT Plasma Fusion Ctr. (United States)
John B. Trenholme, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3047:
Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference
Michel L. Andre, Editor(s)

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