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The Aurora Project: Optical Design For A Kilojoule Class KrF Laser
Author(s): John Hanlon; John McLeod; Jon E. Sollid; William Horn; Roger Carmichael; Bert Kortegaard; Gregg Woodfin; Louis Rosocha
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Paper Abstract

Aurora is a 248-nm,10-kilojoule laser system being built at Los Alamos National Laboratory to demonstrate the feasibility of large KrF laser systems for laser fusion. It was designed as a test bed to demonstrate: 1) efficient energy extraction at 248 nm; 2) an angularly multiplexed optical system that is scaleable to large system designs; 3) the control of parasitics and ASE (amplified spontaneous emission); 4) long path pulse propagation at uv wavelengths; 5) alignment systems for multibeam systems; and 6) new or novel approaches to optical hardware that can lead to cost reduction on large systems. In this paper only issues pertinent to the optical system are addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.976127
Show Author Affiliations
John Hanlon, University of California (United States)
John McLeod, University of California (United States)
Jon E. Sollid, University of California (United States)
William Horn, University of California (United States)
Roger Carmichael, University of California (United States)
Bert Kortegaard, University of California (United States)
Gregg Woodfin, University of California (United States)
Louis Rosocha, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0540:
Southwest Conf on Optics '85
Susanne C. Stotlar, Editor(s)

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