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Aberrations In High Power Laser Systems
Author(s): Charles B. Hogge
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Paper Abstract

The function of a high power laser system is simple in nature: generate coherent radiation, transport and point it through an optical system and finally deliver it to a receiver plane where its function, be it fusion, be it welding, or whatever, is accomplished. While the specific nature of the elements of every system may be different depending greatly on requirements such as power levels, and wavelengths, it is almost always true that if the coherent nature of the laser radiation is to be used to maximum advantage, very careful optical tolerances must be placed on every step of the laser system design and operation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0293, Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932324
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Charles B. Hogge, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0293:
Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics
Claude A. Klein, Editor(s)

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