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Target Plane Imaging System For The Nova Laser
Author(s): Charles D. Swift; Erlan S. Bliss; Alford Jones; Raymond J. Reeves; Lynn G. Seppala; Randy T. Shelton; Paul J. VanArsdall
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Paper Abstract

The Nova laser, in operation since December 1984, is capable of irradiating targets with light at 1.05 µm, 0.53 µm, and 0.35 µm. Correct alignment of these harmonic beams uses a system called a target plane imager (TPI). It is a large microscope (four meters long, weighing one thousand kilograms) that relays images from the target chamber center to a video optics module located on the outside of the chamber. Several modes of operation are possible including: near-field viewing and far-field viewing at three magnifications and three wavelengths. In addition, the entire instrument can be scanned in X,Y,Z to examine various planes near chamber center. Performance of this system and its computer controls will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0608, Optical Alignment III, (12 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.976185
Show Author Affiliations
Charles D. Swift, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Erlan S. Bliss, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Alford Jones, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Raymond J. Reeves, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Lynn G. Seppala, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Randy T. Shelton, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Paul J. VanArsdall, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0608:
Optical Alignment III
Mitchell C. Ruda, Editor(s)

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