Alignment system for large high-power CO/sub 2/ laser fusion systems [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1977.
- Physical Description:
- Pages: 11 : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Aligning a pulsed CO/sub 2/ laser fusion system involves control systems which insure that the centers of beams follow a prescribed path to within 1 mm, that the pointing of the beams is correct to approximately 20 microradians, and that focal spot at the location of the experimental fusion target be placed to accuracies of 10 to 20 micrometers laterally and approximately 50 micrometers axially. These alignments are accomplished by a variety of sensing techniques which include thermal pinholes and quadrant detectors, Seebeck effect silicon detectors, and imaging autocollimating Hartmann test procedures employing ir vidicon systems.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1977., "la-ur-77-1923", " conf-770868-1", 21. annual technical symposium of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation, San Diego, California, USA, 22 Aug 1977., Manning, J.P.; Singer, S.; Liberman, I.; Bausman, M.D., and Los Alamos Scientific Lab., N.Mex. (USA)
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