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Active Alignment Of The Feedback Mirror In A Half Symmetrical Unstable Resonator With An Inner Axicon
Author(s): S. J. Cusumano; A. B. Callender; C. R. DeHainaut
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Paper Abstract

A multidither resonator alignment scheme has been developed which automatically aligns the optical components of a laser to optimize its performance and then maintains the alignment despite further disturbances to the optical components. This was demonstrated on a reflaxiconcone Half Symmetric Unstable Resonator with Internal Axicon (HSURIA) laser, controlling azimuth and elevation of the feedback mirror to maximize Far Field Power-in-the-Bucket.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0251, Optical Alignment I, (31 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959476
Show Author Affiliations
S. J. Cusumano, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)
A. B. Callender, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)
C. R. DeHainaut, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)


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

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