Large-aperture, high-damage-threshold optics for beamlet

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Beamlet serves as a test bed for the proposed NIF laser design and components. Therefore, its optics are similar in size and quality to those proposed for the NIF. In general, the optics in the main laser cavity and transport section of Beamlet are larger and have higher damage thresholds than the optics manufactured for any of our previous laser systems. In addition, the quality of the Beamlet optical materials is higher, leading to better wavefront quality, higher optical transmission, and lower-intensity modulation of the output laser beam than, for example, that typically achieved on Nova. In this article, we ... continued below

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Campbell, J.H.; Atherton, L.J.; DeYoreo, J.J.; Kozlowski, M.R.; Maney, R.T.; Montesanti, R.C. et al. February 23, 1995.

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Beamlet serves as a test bed for the proposed NIF laser design and components. Therefore, its optics are similar in size and quality to those proposed for the NIF. In general, the optics in the main laser cavity and transport section of Beamlet are larger and have higher damage thresholds than the optics manufactured for any of our previous laser systems. In addition, the quality of the Beamlet optical materials is higher, leading to better wavefront quality, higher optical transmission, and lower-intensity modulation of the output laser beam than, for example, that typically achieved on Nova. In this article, we discuss the properties and characteristics of the large-aperture optics used on Beamlet.

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INIS; OSTI as DE95015383

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  • Other Information: PBD: 23 Feb 1995

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  • Other: DE95015383
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--119932
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/88479 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 88479
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc794829

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Campbell, J.H.; Atherton, L.J.; DeYoreo, J.J.; Kozlowski, M.R.; Maney, R.T.; Montesanti, R.C. et al. Large-aperture, high-damage-threshold optics for beamlet, report, February 23, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc794829/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.