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Applications Of Active Illuminators To Adaptive Optics For Laser Systems
Author(s): Doug Elerath; George C. Valley
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an approach for computing the illumnator power requirements of an active return wave adaptive optics system such as would be used in a long-range laser system. The illuminator power is related to the number of degrees of freedom in the adaptive optics (e.g., number of subapertures) and to the laser system beam quality requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0270, High Power Lasers and Applications, (15 September 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.931750
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Doug Elerath, Hughes Aircraft Company (United States)
George C. Valley, Hughes Research Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0270:
High Power Lasers and Applications
Charles C. Tang, Editor(s)

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