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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 2633

Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF)
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Volume Details

Volume Number: 2633
Date Published: 8 December 1995
Softcover: 85 papers (794) pages
ISBN: 9780819419972

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Conceptual design of 100-TW solid state laser system
Author(s): John A. McMordie
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Recent results of the National Ignition Facility Beamlet demonstration project
Author(s): Bruno M. Van Wonterghem; John A. Caird; Charles E. Barker; Jack H. Campbell; John R. Murray; David Ralph Speck
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Four-pass laser amplifier with active SBS mirror for application to ICF driver
Author(s): Dianyuan Fan; Guojun Wen; Junxiao Lu
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Phase conjugation in short-pulse megajoule-class lasers
Author(s): David Eimerl; V. M. Chernyak; Michael I. Pergament; Ruslan V. Smirnov; Victor I. Sokolov
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National Ignition Facility front-end laser system
Author(s): Scott C. Burkhart; Raymond J. Beach; John K. Crane; James M. Davin; Michael D. Perry; Russell B. Wilcox
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Diode-pumped Nd:LNA as a pulsed amplifier
Author(s): Alain Jolly; H. Coic; Ph. Maruenda; P. Estraillier; Claude Rouyer; Rene Bailly-Salins; Jacques Luce
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Thermal analysis of the large close-packed amplifiers in the National Ignition Facility (NIF)
Author(s): D. L. Brown; G. T. Mannell
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Plasma electrode pockels cell for ICF lasers
Author(s): Mark A. Rhodes; Charles D. Boley; Alfonso G. Tarditi; Bruno S. Bauer
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Protection of final optics in megajoule-class lasers by steering of UV beams using diffraction gratings
Author(s): Jerome Paye; Jean Michel Bruneau; Patrick Coffin
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Low-efficiency gratings for third-harmonic diagnostics applications
Author(s): Jerald A. Britten; Robert D. Boyd; Michael D. Perry; Bruce W. Shore; Ian M. Thomas
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Diffractive optics development for application on high-power solid state lasers
Author(s): Thomas H. Bett; R. M. Stevenson; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh; J. Michael Miller; Malcolm T. M. Lightbody; Paul Blair; Ben Layet; Norman F. Watson; Ian M. Barton; Graeme Robb; J. McMonagle
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Continuous contour phase plates for tailoring the focal plane irradiance profile
Author(s): Sham N. Dixit; Michael C. Rushford; Ian M. Thomas; Michael D. Perry
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Illumination uniformity requirements for direct-drive inertial confinement fusion
Author(s): Joshua E. Rothenberg; David Eimerl; Michael H. Key; Stephen V. Weber
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Configuring NIF for direct-drive experiments
Author(s): David Eimerl; Joshua E. Rothenberg; Michael H. Key; Stephen V. Weber; Charles P. Verdon; Stanley Skupsky; John M. Soures; Robert Stephen Craxton
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Recent laser physics results on power balance and frequency conversion with the Phebus laser system
Author(s): Gaston Thiell; Jerome Paye; H. Graillot; Francois Mathieu; Alain C. L. Boscheron; F. Reynier; P. Estraillier; Jean Michel Bruneau
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Precision Nova operations
Author(s): Robert B. Ehrlich; John L. Miller; Rodney L. Saunders; Calvin E. Thompson; Timothy L. Weiland; Curt W. Laumann
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Characterization and application of a broad bandwidth oscillator for the HELEN laser facility
Author(s): James E. Andrew; R. M. Stevenson; Thomas H. Bett
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Four-color beam smoothing irradiation system for laser-plasma interaction experiments at LLNL
Author(s): Deanna Marie Pennington; Mark A. Henesian; Russell B. Wilcox; Timothy L. Weiland; David Eimerl; Robert B. Ehrlich; Curt W. Laumann; John L. Miller
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Frequency-conversion modeling with spatially and temporally varying beams
Author(s): Peter W. Milonni; Jerome M. Auerbach; David Eimerl
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4-GHz KTiOPO4 electro-optic phase modulator driven by two 4000-V 140-ps pulses for 0-20-ns 10-mm2 10-MW laser beams
Author(s): Rene Bailly-Salins
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Pulse generation and shaping using the ultra-high-power laser system: VULCAN
Author(s): Colin N. Danson; L. J. Barzanti; Christopher B. Edwards; S. A. Edwards; C. N. Harrison; C. J. Mistry; David Neely; Peter A. Norreys; David A. Pepler; D. A. Rodkiss; Ian N. Ross; W. T. Toner; T. B. Winstone; F. N. Walsh; R. W. W. Wyatt
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Concept of three-pass 4-F amplifying system for ICF driver
Author(s): Xiao Min Zhang; XiaoFeng Wei; Shukui Zhang; Zhan Sui; Feng Jing; Wanguo Zheng; Yongzai Man
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Active SBS mirror applied to ICF driver
Author(s): Guojun Wen; Junxiao Lu; Dianyuan Fan; Ximing Deng
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Wiggler smoothing of laser beam intensity at ICF target surface
Author(s): I. P. Bashkatov; A. Yu. Goltsov; A. N. Kolomiyskii; N. G. Kovalskii; V. V. Kryzhko; Leonid N. Magdich; Michael I. Pergament; V. V. Simonov; John B. Trenholme
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Testing of active Fresnel rhomb zigzag slab amplifier
Author(s): R. G. Bikmatov; Alexander V. Charikov; V. M. Chernyak; L. P. Ignat'ev; V. N. Kondrashov; V. G. Kuznetsov; Kenneth R. Manes; V. G. Nikolaevskii; A. M. Nugumanov; Michael I. Pergament; A. D. Rozhkov
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Flash lamp exploitation in high-powered Nd:glass lasers for ICF
Author(s): V. G. Nikolaevskii; V. A. Gerasimov
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Fault tolerance of the NIF power conditioning system
Author(s): Doug W. Larson; R. Anderson; John D. Boyes
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Beam-targeting system for ShenGuang II
Author(s): Hongyi Huang; Yinggang Qiu; Dianyuan Fan
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Parasitic pencil beams caused by lens reflections in laser amplifier chains
Author(s): James E. Murray; Bruno M. Van Wonterghem; Lynn G. Seppala; David Ralph Speck; John R. Murray
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Transient microwave bandwidth measurements of illuminated silicon switches for optical pulse-shape control of laser-fusion drivers
Author(s): Kenton Green; William R. Donaldson; Roman Sobolewski; Andrey V. Okishev; Mark D. Skeldon; Samuel A. Letzring; Wolf D. Seka
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Temporal coherence control by electro-optic phase modulation
Author(s): Akihiro Morimoto; Tetsuro Kobayashi
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Two-dimensional beam smoothing by spectral dispersion for direct-drive inertial confinement fusion
Author(s): Joshua E. Rothenberg
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Efficient broadband third-harmonic frequency conversion via angular dispersion
Author(s): Deanna Marie Pennington; Mark A. Henesian; David Milam; David Eimerl
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Perturbation theory for frequency doubling and tripling of electric field amplitude and phase ripples
Author(s): Jerome M. Auerbach; David Eimerl; John T. Hunt; David Milam; John B. Trenholme; Peter W. Milonni
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Measurement of the Bespalov-Talanov gain spectrum in a dispersive medium with large n2
Author(s): Paul J. Wegner; Michael D. Feit; Joseph A. Fleck; David Eimerl
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Smoothing of the inversion profile in Nd- and Yb-doped solid state laser elements
Author(s): Yuri V. Senatsky; A. V. Burtsev; A. A. Kroupennikov
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Measurements of spontaneous emission redistribution phosphate glass
Author(s): R. G. Bikmatov; Alexander V. Charikov; V. M. Chernyak; V. G. Kuznetsov; Michael I. Pergament; Ruslan V. Smirnov; Victor I. Sokolov; John B. Trenholme
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Computer modeling of transient transverse SBS excitation in anisotropic crystals
Author(s): V. A. Eroshenko; Sergei V. Bondarenko; Gennady G. Kochemasov
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Increased damage thresholds due to laser pulse modulation
Author(s): Michael D. Feit; Semion L. Musher; Alexander M. Rubenchik; E. G. Shapiro
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Electric field enhancement in metallic and multilayer dielectric gratings
Author(s): Bruce W. Shore; Michael D. Feit; Michael D. Perry; Robert D. Boyd; Jerald A. Britten; Robert Chow; Gary E. Loomis; Lifeng Li
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Laser-induced damage in multilayer dielectric gratings due to ultrashort laser pulses
Author(s): Bruce W. Shore; Brent C. Stuart; Michael D. Feit; Alexander M. Rubenchik; Michael D. Perry
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Crystal growth and spectroscopy of rare-earth orthophosphates as potential diode-pumped laser sources
Author(s): Robert Uhrin; S. Setzler; Nancy C. Giles; Larry E. Halliburton
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Effective technology for fabricating KDP, DKDP crystals to be used in high-energy lasers
Author(s): Viktor I. Bespalov; Vladimir I. Bredikhin; V. P. Ershov; V. V. Zil'berberg; V. I. Katsman; S. Yu. Potapenko
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High-voltage pulse generators for use in laser systems
Author(s): Anthony K. L. Dymoke-Bradshaw; Jonathan D. Hares; Paul A. Kellett
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Laser chain alignment with low-power local light sources
Author(s): Erlan S. Bliss; Mark Feldman; James E. Murray; Charles S. Vann
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Generation of ultraviolet light using a new nonlinear optical crystal CsLiB6O10
Author(s): Yusuke Mori; Shigeyoshi Nakajima; A. Miyamoto; Michihito Inagaki; Takatomo Sasaki; Hidetsugu Yoshida; Sadao Nakai
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Derivation of preliminary specifications for transmitted wavefront and surface roughness for large optics used in inertial confinement fusion
Author(s): David M. Aikens; Andre Roussel; Michael Bray
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Measurement and analysis of wavefront structure from large-aperture ICF optics
Author(s): C. Robert Wolfe; Janice K. Lawson
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Continuous melting of phosphate laser glass
Author(s): Tetsuro Izumitani
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Low-expansion and high-gain Nd laser glasses
Author(s): Tetsuro Izumitani; Bo Peng
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Sol-gel optical thin films for an advanced megajoule-class Nd:glass laser ICF driver
Author(s): Herve G. Floch; Philippe F. Belleville; Philippe M. Pegon; Corinne S. Dijonneau; Jacques R. Guerain
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Sol-gel processing of zirconia high-index coatings
Author(s): Mariana S. W. Vong; Paul A. Sermon; Yin Sun; D. M. Spriggs
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Full-aperture laser conditioning of multilayer mirrors and polarizers
Author(s): Lynn Matthew Sheehan; Mark R. Kozlowski; Robert J. Tench
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Recent developments in silica sol-gel antireflection (AR) coatings
Author(s): Paul A. Sermon; Mariana S. W. Vong; Nicholas J. Bazin; Rita Badheka; D. M. Spriggs
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Neutron- and gamma-irradiated optical property changes for the final optics of the National Ignition Facility
Author(s): Christopher D. Marshall; Joel A. Speth; Laura D. DeLoach; Stephen A. Payne
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Can solid state laser technology serve usefully beyond fusion ignition facilities?
Author(s): Stephen A. Payne; Howard T. Powell; William Franklin Krupke
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System study of a diode-pumped solid state laser driver for inertial fusion energy
Author(s): Charles D. Orth; Stephen A. Payne
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Thermal management in inertial fusion energy slab amplifiers
Author(s): Steven B. Sutton; George F. Albrecht
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Diode-pumped solid state laser driver experiments for inertial fusion energy applications
Author(s): Christopher D. Marshall; Stephen A. Payne; Mark A. Emanuel; Larry K. Smith; Howard T. Powell; William Franklin Krupke
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Sub-100-TW pulse generation with optical intensities in excess of 1019 W/cm2
Author(s): Nathalie Blanchot; Claude Rouyer; I. Allais; E. Mazataud; Jean-Luc Miquel; A. Pierre; Christian J. Sauteret; Arnold Migus
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10-TW femtosecond laser plasma facility
Author(s): Martin C. Richardson; Steve E. Grantham; Kai Gaebel; Gregory M. Shimkaveg; P. Beaud
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Possible new light pulse expansors and compressors for the ICF fast ignition concept
Author(s): Pierre Tournois
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Performance modeling of Beamlet
Author(s): Jerome M. Auerbach; Janice K. Lawson; Mark D. Rotter; Richard A. Sacks; Bruno M. Van Wonterghem; Wade H. Williams
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Problems of SBS phase conjugation application in large-scale fusion laser facilities
Author(s): Vladimir E. Yashin
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Transient stimulated Brillouin scattering pulse compression for photoconductive switch activation
Author(s): Mark D. Skeldon; Andrey V. Okishev; Andrei Babushkin; Wolf D. Seka
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Efficient broadband frequency mixing using phase-modulation matching
Author(s): Alain C. L. Boscheron; Christian J. Sauteret; Arnold Migus
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Stimulated Raman scattering in frequency conversion crystals
Author(s): S. A. Bel'kov; Gennady G. Kochemasov; Stanislav M. Kulikov; V. N. Novikov; Nikolai N. Rukavishnikov; Stanislav A. Sukharev; I. N. Voronich; A. I. Zaretskii
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Experimental investigation of the transverse SBS excitation in anisotropic crystals
Author(s): S. A. Bel'kov; Yu. V. Dolgopolov; Gennady G. Kochemasov; Stanislav M. Kulikov; M. N. Solov'eva; Stanislav A. Sukharev; I. N. Voronich
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Conceptual design of the National Ignition Facility
Author(s): Jeffrey A. Paisner; John D. Boyes; Steven A. Kumpan; W. Howard Lowdermilk; Michael S. Sorem
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Use of an intermediate wavelength laser for alignment to inertial confinement fusion targets
Author(s): R. Edward English; Lynn G. Seppala; Charles S. Vann; Erlan S. Bliss
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Flexible pulse shaping of partially coherent light on GEKKO XII
Author(s): Shinjiro Matsuoka; Noriaki Miyanaga; Akinobu Ando; Shinji Amano; Masahiro Nakatsuka; Sadao Nakai
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Frequency-doubled pulsed chemical oxygen-iodine laser as an efficient pump source for high-power solid state lasers
Author(s): P. G. Kryukov
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Frequency conversion of intense femtosecond pulses: the route to enhance energy conversion efficiency
Author(s): A. A. Lukashev; S. A. Magnitskii; V. I. Pryalkin
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Thermodynamic explanation of eliminating platinum inclusions in laser glass by POCl3 gas bubbling
Author(s): Zhonghong Jiang; Lili Hu; Yaochu Yu
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Thermal recovery measurements on multisegment amplifiers
Author(s): Mark D. Rotter; Rick W. McCracken; Alvin C. Erlandson; D. L. Brown
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Adaptive optics system for solid state laser systems used in inertial confinement fusion
Author(s): J. Thaddeus Salmon; Erlan S. Bliss; Jerry L. Byrd; Mark Feldman; Michael W. Kartz; John S. Toeppen; Bruno M. Van Wonterghem; Scott Winters
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Multilens array for GEKKO XII glass laser system with circular aperture spherical element lens
Author(s): Takahisa Jitsuno; Noriaki Nishi; Kouji Tsubakimoto; Masahiro Nakatsuka; Sadao Nakai
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Improvement of laser irradiation uniformity in GEKKO XII glass laser system
Author(s): Noriaki Miyanaga; Shinjiro Matsuoka; Akinobu Ando; Kouji Tsubakimoto; Shinji Amano; Masahiro Nakatsuka; Tadashi Kanabe; Takahisa Jitsuno; Sadao Nakai
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Simple analytic solutions for uniform irradiation of spherical targets
Author(s): William W. Simmons
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Basic technology of fast growing for normal and partially deuterated KDP crystals
Author(s): Kenichi Fujioka; S. Matsuo; Tadashi Kanabe; Masahiro Nakatsuka; Sadao Nakai
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Design and performance of the Beamlet laser third-harmonic frequency converter
Author(s): Charles E. Barker; Bruno M. Van Wonterghem; Jerome M. Auerbach; Richard J. Foley; John R. Murray; Jack H. Campbell; John A. Caird; David Ralph Speck; Bruce W. Woods
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SBS of repetitively pulsed radiation and possibility of increasing the pump average power
Author(s): Nikolay Andreev; Oleg P. Kulagin; Oleg V. Palashov; Guerman A. Pasmanik; Vladimir Rodchenkov
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Transverse stimulated Raman scattering in KDP
Author(s): Charles E. Barker; Richard A. Sacks; Bruno M. Van Wonterghem; John A. Caird; John R. Murray; Jack H. Campbell; Kevin R. Kyle; Robert B. Ehrlich; Norman D. Nielsen
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Damage and fracture in large-aperture fused-silica vacuum spatial filter lenses
Author(s): Jack H. Campbell; Gary J. Edwards; John E. Marion
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Beam profile control of line focus for x-ray laser experiment
Author(s): Geun-Young Yoon; Takahisa Jitsuno; Masahiro Nakatsuka; Hiroyuki Daido; Yoshiaki Kato; Sadao Nakai
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