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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1402–1407

Way of detecting entire beam path aberrations of laser systems based on a phase-retrieval method

Ping Yang, Mingwu Ao, Bing Xu, and Xiao Yuan  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 7, pp. 1402-1407 (2009)

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A method is presented to detect entire beam path aberrations of many laser systems, especially the SG-III inertial confinement fusion (ICF) laser system, which is under construction in China. Instead of a Hartman–Shack (HS) sensor, a CCD will be introduced into the target chamber of the ICF laser system. The HS sensor and the CCD could record the near-field wavefront distributions and the intensity signals of their corresponding focal spots, respectively. An amendatory phase-retrieval method is introduced to reconstruct the aberrations of the entire beam path from near-field wavefront distributions and their corresponding focal spots intensity. Principle experimental results indicate that the aberrations of the entire beam path of a laser system can be precisely detected based on this method.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2009
Published: February 25, 2009

Ping Yang, Mingwu Ao, Bing Xu, and Xiao Yuan, "Way of detecting entire beam path aberrations of laser systems based on a phase-retrieval method," Appl. Opt. 48, 1402-1407 (2009)

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