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Design And Fabrication Of A High-Damage Threshold Infrared Smartt Interferometer
Author(s): R. B. Hammond; A. J. Gibbs
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Paper Abstract

It has been shown that a Smartt interferometer may be used as a very precise alignment tool for infrared lasers.(1) This interferometer may also be used effectively to investi-gate the phase front of a laser pulse. To use this tool for applications to high-power, short-pulse laser systems such as Helios and Antares, however, it has been necessary to fabricate a structure with the unique optical characteristics of the Smartt interferometer com-bined with a very high optical-damage threshold. We have been successful in this effort by utilizing the high technology, process control, and unique properties of semiconductor-grade, single-crystal Si.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0288, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932078
Show Author Affiliations
R. B. Hammond, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
A. J. Gibbs, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0288:
Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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