Optical design and analysis of carbon dioxide laser fusion systems using interferometry and fast Fourier transform techniques

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The optical design and analysis of the LASL carbon dioxide laser fusion systems required the use of techniques that are quite different from the currently used method in conventional optical design problems. The necessity for this is explored and the method that has been successfully used at Los Alamos to understand these systems is discussed with examples. This method involves characterization of the various optical components in their mounts by a Zernike polynomial set and using fast Fourier transform techniques to propagate the beam, taking diffraction and other nonlinear effects that occur in these types of systems into account. The ... continued below

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Viswanathan, V.K. January 1, 1979.

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The optical design and analysis of the LASL carbon dioxide laser fusion systems required the use of techniques that are quite different from the currently used method in conventional optical design problems. The necessity for this is explored and the method that has been successfully used at Los Alamos to understand these systems is discussed with examples. This method involves characterization of the various optical components in their mounts by a Zernike polynomial set and using fast Fourier transform techniques to propagate the beam, taking diffraction and other nonlinear effects that occur in these types of systems into account. The various programs used for analysis are briefly discussed.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • Conference on Optics, Los Alamos, NM, USA, 23 May 1979

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-79-1420
  • Report No.: CONF-790529-2
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6028689
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1102499

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Viswanathan, V.K. Optical design and analysis of carbon dioxide laser fusion systems using interferometry and fast Fourier transform techniques, article, January 1, 1979; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1102499/: accessed May 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.