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Optical Performance Of The Gemini Carbon Dioxide Laser Fusion System
Author(s): V. K. Viswanathan; J. J. Hayden; I. Liberman
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Paper Abstract

The performance of the Gemini two beam carbon dioxide laser fusion system was recently upgraded by installation of optical components with improved quality in the final amplifier. A theoretical analysis was conducted in conlunction with measurements of the new performance. The analysis and experimental procedures, and results obtained are reported and compared. Good agreement was found which was within the uncertainties of the analysis and the inaccuracies of the experiments. The focal spot Strehl ratio was between 0.24 and 0.3 for both beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957738
Show Author Affiliations
V. K. Viswanathan, University of California (United States)
J. J. Hayden, University of California (United States)
I. Liberman, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0190:
Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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