Topics in this Issue
The French laser megajoule project addresses fusion by inertial confinement. A problem is characterizing the inner surface of the approximately spherical target by optical shadowgraphy, which produces caustics of systems of optical rays and contains a great deal of 3D information. (top) Laser megajoule target. (bottom) Building with 10 m diameter shooting sphere. For details, see the paper by Choux et al., pp. 8193-8201.
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- Optical properties of the metals Al, Co, Cu, Au, Fe, Pb,...
- Optical properties of metallic films for vertical-cavity...
- Laser Beams and Resonators
- Fast & Furious focal-plane wavefront sensing
- Optical Constants of Water in the 200-nm to 200-?m...
- Exact analytic solutions of Maxwell’s equations...
- Phase retrieval algorithms: a comparison
- Simplifying numerical ray tracing for characterization of...
- Model-based phase shifting interferometry
- Measuring refractive index using the focal displacement...