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Antares Alignment Gimbal Positioner
Author(s): R. D. Day; V. K. Viswanathan; A. C. Saxman; R. E. Lujan; G. L. Woodfin; W. C. Sweatt
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Paper Abstract

Antares is a 24-beam 40-TW carbon-dioxide (CO2) laser fusion system currently under construction at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Antares alignment gimbal positioner (AGP) is an optomechanical instrument that will be used for target alignment and alignment of the 24 laser beams, as well as beam quality assessments. The AGP will be capable of providing pointing, focusing, and wavefront optical path difference, as well as aberration information at both helium-neon (He-Ne) and CO2 wavelengths. It is designed to allow the laser beams to be aligned to any position within a 1-cm cube to a tolerance of 10 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0288, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932039
Show Author Affiliations
R. D. Day, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
V. K. Viswanathan, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
A. C. Saxman, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
R. E. Lujan, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
G. L. Woodfin, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
W. C. Sweatt, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0288:
Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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