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Optical Alignment Of The Airborne Laser Laboratory's Gas Dynamic Laser Cavity
Author(s): J. P. Mills; C. E. Moeller
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Paper Abstract

A design approach for an alignment system for an unstable resonator is presented. A description of the Air Force airborne gas-dynamic laser resonator is followed by the results of a paraxial ray trace, including aperture stops, of the images used in the alignment method. An analysis of these results led to the design of the resonator alignment system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1980
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0251, Optical Alignment I, (31 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959475
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J. P. Mills, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (ARLO) (United States)
C. E. Moeller, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (ARLO) (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0251:
Optical Alignment I
Richard N. Shagam; William C. Sweatt, Editor(s)

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