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Some High-Power Laser Applications Of The System Optical Quality (SOQ) Computer Code
Author(s): A. S.Y. Lau; W. B. King
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Paper Abstract

System optical quality (SOQ) computer code is a diffraction-based optical system simulator. It has often been used as a tool for design, optimization, power management, trade-off analysis, and system end-to-end performance predictions for high power laser applications. The system approach to code development is briefly described. The code also simulates such performance-degrading contributors as the input beam irradiance and phase distributions, mirror thermal distortions and medium thermal blooming, aberrations and misalignments of the beam expander, absorptions, and jitter of the focused spot. Examples of the above uses include applications in optical systems for beam control and laser fusion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1981
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0270, High Power Lasers and Applications, (15 September 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931747
Show Author Affiliations
A. S.Y. Lau, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
W. B. King, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0270:
High Power Lasers and Applications
Charles C. Tang, Editor(s)

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