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Optical design of the National Ignition Facility main laser and switchyard/target area beam transport systems
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Paper Abstract

The optical design of the main laser and transport mirror sections of the National Ignition Facility are described. For the main laser the configuration, layout constraints, multiple beam arrangement, pinhole layout and beam paths, clear aperture budget, ray trace models, alignment constraints, lens designs, wavefront performance, and pupil aberrations are discussed. For the transport mirror system the layout, alignment controls and clear aperture budget are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3492, Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, (23 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354140
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John L. Miller, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
R. Edward English, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Ronald J. Korniski, Optics 1 (United States)
J. Michael Rodgers, Optical Research Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3492:
Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion
W. Howard Lowdermilk, Editor(s)

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