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Technique for measuring jitter- and vibration-induced aberrations in a high-energy laser output beam
Author(s): Michael Terepka
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Paper Abstract

One of the key issues in the development of space-based lasers is the optimization (minimization) of output beam quality and jitter. This paper describes an experiment that identifies and quantifies the sources of jitter and vibration in the output beam of a highly complex annular resonator using a technique involving correlation of accelerometer measurements of mirror motion to spatial and temporal aberrations in the output beam.

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Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1625, Design, Modeling, and Control of Laser Beam Optics, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58965
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Michael Terepka, TRW, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1625:
Design, Modeling, and Control of Laser Beam Optics
Youssef Kohanzadeh; George N. Lawrence; John G. McCoy; Hugo Weichel, Editor(s)

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