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Focusing Systems For High Energy Glass Lasers
Author(s): Steve Kumpan
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Paper Abstract

Uniform illumination of spherical laser fusion targets requires the use of fast f-number multi-lens focusing systems. The University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) is presently in the design stages of a 24 beam Nd:glass laser system which will be used for fusion experiments. The target illumination system will consist of 24 multi-element f/1.6 lenses held in a symmetrical opposing beam geometry. This paper will summarize the results of a focusing system design study conducted by Itek Corporation for the University of Rochester, and further work performed at LLE.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1977
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0103, Systems Integration and Optical Design: Another Look, (10 August 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955395
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Steve Kumpan, University of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0103:
Systems Integration and Optical Design: Another Look
Stanley Refermat, Editor(s)

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