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Phase Aberrations And Beam Cleanup Techniques In Carbon-Dioxide Laser Fusion Systems
Author(s): V. K. Viswanathan
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the various carbon dioxide laser fusion systems at Los Alamos from the point of view of an optical designer. The types of phase aberrations present in these systems, as well as the beam cleanup techniques that can be used to improve the beam optical quality, are discussed. As this is a review article, some previously published results are also used where relevant.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0293, Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932341
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V. K. Viswanathan, University of California (United States)


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

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