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Ghost reflection analysis for the main laser of the National Ignition Facility
Author(s): R. Edward English; John L. Miller; John Charles Schweyen
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Paper Abstract

Ghost reflections are a major consideration in the optical design of the National Ignition Facility. The first-order layout (e.g., spacing between components), the lens shape, and the dimensions of the building are strongly affected. In this paper we will describe the principal ghost reflections that drive the system configuration. Several specific examples will be shown to illustrate how dangerous ghost reflections are avoided and stray light concerns are managed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3482, International Optical Design Conference 1998, (21 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.321973
Show Author Affiliations
R. Edward English, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
John L. Miller, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
John Charles Schweyen, Breault Research Organization, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3482:
International Optical Design Conference 1998
Leo R. Gardner; Kevin P. Thompson, Editor(s)

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