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Specification of optical components for a high-average-power laser environment
Author(s): John R. Taylor; Robert Chow; Keith A. Primdahl; James B. Willis; Jen Nan Wong
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Paper Abstract

Optical component specifications for the high-average-power lasers and transport system used in the Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation plant must address demanding system performance requirements. The need for high performance optics has to be balanced against the practical desire to reduce the supply risks of cost and schedule. This is addressed in optical system design, careful planning with the optical industry, demonstration of plant quality parts, qualification of optical suppliers and processes, comprehensive procedures for evaluation and test, and a plan for corrective action.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3134, Optical Manufacturing and Testing II, (1 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279121
Show Author Affiliations
John R. Taylor, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Robert Chow, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Keith A. Primdahl, United States Enrichment Corp. (United States)
James B. Willis, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jen Nan Wong, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3134:
Optical Manufacturing and Testing II
H. Philip Stahl, Editor(s)

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