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Applications Of Aspheric Optics In Laser Fusion
Author(s): N. E. Ellis; W. T. Welford
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Paper Abstract

Laser fusion, or strictly the use of laser power to compress matter to achieve high temperatures, requires optics to focus a laser beam with very high power density to a nearly diffraction-limited spot; thus lenses with aperture diameters of order 100 mm and focal ratios in the range F/3 to F/0.6 are required. The reasons for using aspherics will be explained and several designs will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1981
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0235, Aspheric Optics: Design, Manufacture, Testing, (13 May 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.958956
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N. E. Ellis, Imperial College (United Kingdom)
W. T. Welford, Imperial College (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0235:
Aspheric Optics: Design, Manufacture, Testing
L. R. Baker; K. J. Rosenbruch, Editor(s)

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