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Wavefront Sensing And Control Aspects In A High Energy Laser Optical Train
Author(s): Michael Bartosewcz; Noah Bareket
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we review the major elements of a HEL wavefront sensing and control system with particular emphasis on experimental demonstrations and hardware components developed at Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc. The review concentrates on three important elements of wavefront control: wavefront sampling, wavefront sensing and active mirrors. Methods of wavefront sampling by diffraction gratings are described. Some new developments in wavefront sensing are explored. Hardware development efforts of fast steering mirrors and eage controlled deformable mirrors are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0293, Wavefront Distortions in Power Optics, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932344
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Michael Bartosewcz, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Inc. (United States)
Noah Bareket, Lockheed Missiles and Space Company, Inc. (United States)


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

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