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Alignment System For Large High-Power Pulsed CO[sub]2[/sub] Laser Fusion Systems
Author(s): M. D. Bausman; I. Liberman; J. P. Manning; S. Singer
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Paper Abstract

Aligning a pulsed CO2 laser fusion system involves control systems which insure that the centers of beams follow a prescribed path to within 1 mm, that the pointing of the beams is correct to ~ 20 microradians, and that focal spot at the location of the experimental fusion target be placed to accuracies of 10-20 micrometers laterally and ~ 50 micrometers axially. These alignments are accomplished by a variety of sensing techniques which include thermal pinholes and quadrant detectors, Seebeck effect silicon detectors, and imaging autocollimating Hartmann test procedures employing it vidicon systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1977
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0126, Clever Optics: Innovative Applications of Optics, (21 November 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955884
Show Author Affiliations
M. D. Bausman, University of California (United States)
I. Liberman, University of California (United States)
J. P. Manning, University of California (United States)
S. Singer, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0126:
Clever Optics: Innovative Applications of Optics
N. Balasubramanian; James C. Wyant, Editor(s)

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