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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1985
  • pp: 528–538

Statistical optics applied to high-power glass lasers

K. R. Manes and W. W. Simmons  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 528-538 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.2.000528


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Abstract

Multiterawatt laser systems, particularly the Novette system at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, are simulated using statistical-optics techniques. The results are compared with experimental observations.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 11, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 1984
Published: April 1, 1985

Citation
K. R. Manes and W. W. Simmons, "Statistical optics applied to high-power glass lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 528-538 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-2-4-528


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