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Helios CO[sub]2[/sub] Fusion Laser Alignment System
Author(s): J. Hanlon; M. D. Bausman; M. Caine; M. Calcote; R. L. Carlson; J. J. Hayden; I. Liberman; J. Murphy; R. Parnell; R. Partridge
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the alignment system for the eight-beam CO2 laser, Helios, which is now being used in the study of compression and heating of targets as a step toward determining the feasibility of laser-initiated fusion for commercial power generation. The laser system reached design point output of 10 kJ at powers in excess of 20 TW in June 1978.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 1979
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0179, Adaptive Optical Components II, (11 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957294
Show Author Affiliations
J. Hanlon, University of California (United States)
M. D. Bausman, University of California (United States)
M. Caine, University of California (United States)
M. Calcote, University of California (United States)
R. L. Carlson, University of California (United States)
J. J. Hayden, University of California (United States)
I. Liberman, University of California (United States)
J. Murphy, University of California (United States)
R. Parnell, University of California (United States)
R. Partridge, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0179:
Adaptive Optical Components II
Sandor Holly, Editor(s)

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