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A Novel Alignment Technique For Pointing And Centering Optical Components
Author(s): R. J. Ellis
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Paper Abstract

A relatively simple technique was devised to precisely align the components of a diagnostic instrument which recorded the first neutron images of imploding laser fusion targets. Alignment was achieved using a laser, a 2 mm diameter glass sphere, and a pair of lenses. With this technique, a 6 cm long aperture was pointed with an accuracy of 68 microradians and coaxially aligned with a target and detector separated by 10.5 meters. The alignment technique is described and critical features are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 January 1989
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0965, Current Developments in Optical Engineering III, (27 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.948039
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R. J. Ellis, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0965:
Current Developments in Optical Engineering III
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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