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Wavefront Tilt And Beam Walk Correction For A Pulsed Laser System
Author(s): Mike Bartosewcz; Joe Tyburski
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Paper Abstract

The Lockheed Beam Alignment Assembly (BAA) is designed to be a space qualifiable, long life, low bandwidth beam stabilization system. The BAA will stabilize a wandering pulsed laser beam with an input beam tilt of ±750 microradians and translation of ±2.5 mm by two orders of magnitude at the bandwidth of interest. A bandwidth of three hertz was selected to remove laser and optical train thermal drifts and launch induced strain effects. The lambda over twenty RMS wavefront will be maintained in the optics at full power under vacuum test, to demonstrate space qualifiability and optical performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0608, Optical Alignment III, (12 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.976188
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Mike Bartosewcz, Consultant (United States)
Joe Tyburski, Consultant (United States)

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

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