11 July 1979 Helios CO2 Fusion Laser Alignment System
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Proceedings Volume 0179, Adaptive Optical Components II; (1979) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957294
Event: Technical Symposium East, 1979, Washington, D.C., United States
This paper describes the alignment system for the eight-beam CO2 laser, Helios, which is now being used in the study of compression and heating of targets as a step toward determining the feasibility of laser-initiated fusion for commercial power generation. The laser system reached design point output of 10 kJ at powers in excess of 20 TW in June 1978.
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J. Hanlon, J. Hanlon, M. D. Bausman, M. D. Bausman, M. Caine, M. Caine, M. Calcote, M. Calcote, R. L. Carlson, R. L. Carlson, J. J. Hayden, J. J. Hayden, I. Liberman, I. Liberman, J. Murphy, J. Murphy, R. Parnell, R. Parnell, R. Partridge, R. Partridge, } "Helios CO2 Fusion Laser Alignment System", Proc. SPIE 0179, Adaptive Optical Components II, (11 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957294; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957294


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