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Optical Distortion In High-Energy Laser Systems: Active Control
Author(s): Charles B. Hogge
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Paper Abstract

Real high energy laser systems are rife with sources of phase (and amplitude) distortions that usually tend to degrade the far field irradiance distribution. Recent advances in deformable mirror design, beam sampling devices and concept implementation technology may make it possible to perform on line phase compensation. However, there are limits to the performance capabilities which are mostly a result of the spatial and/or temporal characteristics of the phase aberrations. Nonetheless, it might be possible to significantly improve the performance of high power laser systems by utilizing the adaptive optics technology that is available today. This paper will address some of that technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1978
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0121, Optics in Adverse Environments I, (20 January 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.955769
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Charles B. Hogge, 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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