OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 36, Iss. 36 — Dec. 20, 1997
  • pp: 9342–9347

Nonlinear formation of holographic images of obscurations in laser beams

C. Clay Widmayer, David Milam, and Simon P. deSzoeke  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 36, pp. 9342-9347 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.009342


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (477 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Computer models are used to simulate the nonlinear formation of images of obscurations in laser beams. The predictions of the model are found to be in good agreement with measurements conducted in the nonlinear regime corresponding to a typical solid-state laser operation. In this regime, peak-to-mean fluence ratios large enough to induce damage in optical components are observed. The amplitude of the images and their location along the propagation axis are accurately predicted by the simulations. This indicates that the model is a reliable design tool for specifying component staging and optical specifications to avoid optical damage by this mechanism.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 30, 1997
Revised Manuscript: August 28, 1997
Published: December 20, 1997

Citation
C. Clay Widmayer, David Milam, and Simon P. deSzoeke, "Nonlinear formation of holographic images of obscurations in laser beams," Appl. Opt. 36, 9342-9347 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-36-9342


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. J. A. Paisner, E. M. Campbell, W. J. Hogan, “The National Ignition Facility Project,” , June1994 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.).
  2. N. B. Baranova, N. E. Bykovskii, B. Ya. Zel’dovich, Yu. V. Senatskii, “Diffraction and self-focusing during amplification of high-power light pulses,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 4, 1362–1366 (1975). [CrossRef]
  3. J. T. Hunt, K. R. Manes, P. A. Renard, “Hot images from obscurations,” Appl. Opt. 32, 5973–5982 (1993). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. V. I. Bespalov, V. I. Talanov, “Filamentary structure of light beams in nonlinear liquids,” JETP Lett. 3, 307–312 (1966).
  5. J. B. Trenholme, “Theory of irregularity growth on laser beams,” , 1975 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.).
  6. D. Gabor, “A new microscope principle,” Nature (London) 161, 777–778 (1948). [CrossRef]
  7. J. T. Hunt, P. A. Renard, W. W. Simmons, “Improved performance of fusion lasers using the imaging properties of multiple spatial filters,” Appl. Opt. 16, 779–782 (1977). [PubMed]
  8. J. T. Hunt, J. A. Glaze, W. W. Simmons, P. A. Renard, “Suppression of self-focusing through low-pass spatial filtering and relay imaging,” Appl. Opt. 17, 2053–2057 (1978). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. K. J. Witte, M. Galanti, R. Volk, “n2 -measurements at 1.32 µm of some organic compounds usable as solvents in a saturable absorber for an atomic iodine laser,” Opt. Commun. 34, 278–282 (1980). [CrossRef]
  10. W. E. Williams, M. J. Soileau, E. W. Van Stryland, “Optical switching and n2 measurements in CS2,” Opt. Commun. 50, 256–260 (1984). [CrossRef]
  11. M. J. Moran, C. She, R. L. Carman, “Interferometric measurements of the nonlinear refractive index coefficient relative to CS2 in laser-system-related materials,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 259–263 (1975). [CrossRef]
  12. W. H. Williams, K. R. Manes, J. T. Hunt, P. A. Renard, D. Milam, D. Eimerl, “Modeling of self-focusing experiments by beam propagation codes,” ICF Quart. Rep.6, 7–14, , 1995 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.).
  13. D. Eimerl, R. Boyd, D. Milam, “The OSL: a new facility for laser research,” ICF Quart. Rep.1, 108–113, , 1991 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.).
  14. R. G. Nelson, “PROP92, a family of laser beam propagation codes,” , 1992 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.).
  15. R. A. Sacks, M. A. Henesian, S. W. Haney, J. B. Trenholme, “The PROP92 Fourier beam propagation code,” ICF Quart. Rep.6, 207–213, , 1997 (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, Calif.).
  16. M. J. Feit, J. A. Fleck, A. Steiger, “Solution of the Schrödinger equation by a spectral method,” J. Comput. Phys. 47, 412–433 (1982). [CrossRef]
  17. J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, San Francisco, 1968), 48–54.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited