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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1978
  • pp: 3809–3811

Direct measurement of the accuracy of CO2 laser alignment on target

Robert F. Benjamin, Philip D. Goldstone, and James P. Carpenter  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 3809-3811 (1978)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.17.003809


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Abstract

The accuracy of target alignment using the Hartmann test was measured by the glass microballoon perforation (Snout) test. We find a 45-μm rms pointing error, most of which is random.

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Original Manuscript: March 17, 1978
Published: December 1, 1978

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Robert F. Benjamin, Philip D. Goldstone, and James P. Carpenter, "Direct measurement of the accuracy of CO2 laser alignment on target," Appl. Opt. 17, 3809-3811 (1978)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-17-23-3809


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