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Sources Of Optical Distortions In High Energy Laser Systems
Author(s): J. S. Accetta; R. F. Shea
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Paper Abstract

In addition to the usual optical aberrations, high energy laser systems can experience beam degradation from effects that are usually ignored in conventional optical systems. Much of this degradation is the result of thermally generated component distortion or density variations in the gaseous environment. We will discuss some simple models for these distortions and present the results of computer calculations which demonstrate their effect on a beam propagated through a typical optical train.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1978
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0121, Optics in Adverse Environments I, (20 January 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.955768
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J. S. Accetta, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)
R. F. Shea, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0121:
Optics in Adverse Environments I
Enrique Bernal G.; Harry V. Winsor, Editor(s)

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