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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4382–4388

Measurement of the repeatability of the prompt flashlamp-induced wavefront aberration on beamlines at the National Ignition Facility

Doug Homoelle, Mark W. Bowers, Tracy Budge, Chris Haynam, John Heebner, Mark Hermann, Ken Jancaitis, Jeff Jarboe, Kai LaFortune, Joseph Thaddeus Salmon, Tania Schindler, and Mike Shaw  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 22, pp. 4382-4388 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.004382


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Abstract

We have undertaken a measurement campaign to determine the repeatability of the prompt flashlamp-induced wavefront aberration on beamlines at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and determine the extent to which shot-to-shot variations in this aberration may degrade the performance of a proposed adaptive optics system for the short-pulse Advanced Radiographic Capability beamline on NIF. In this paper we will describe the unique NIF configuration that was required to make this measurement, pres ent the results of the experiment, and discuss the implications of these results for the adaptive optics system design.

OCIS Codes
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 12, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2011
Published: July 25, 2011

Citation
Doug Homoelle, Mark W. Bowers, Tracy Budge, Chris Haynam, John Heebner, Mark Hermann, Ken Jancaitis, Jeff Jarboe, Kai LaFortune, Joseph Thaddeus Salmon, Tania Schindler, and Mike Shaw, "Measurement of the repeatability of the prompt flashlamp-induced wavefront aberration on beamlines at the National Ignition Facility," Appl. Opt. 50, 4382-4388 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-22-4382


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