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High Energy Laser Diagnostics - A Review
Author(s): F. H. White; G. A. Needham
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Paper Abstract

A DF cw laser system is used an an example to illustrate the requirements for HEL diagnostics. The laser device performance parameters are identified, with primary diagnostics being near field power, near field irradiance, wavelength, angular beam jitter, and beam quality. A variety of component/subsystem diagnostics are reviewed, for the gain generator, optical resonator, diffuser/ejector and fluid supply subsystems. Methods of characterizing these subsystems, as well as approaches to the primary diagnostics, provide an adequate data base for understanding the high energy laser system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 1982
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0343, Laser Diagnostics, (19 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933732
Show Author Affiliations
F. H. White, Rockwell International/Rocketdyne Division (United States)
G. A. Needham, Rockwell International/Rocketdyne Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0343:
Laser Diagnostics
Sandor Holly, Editor(s)

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