20 November 1985 The Aurora Project: Optical Design For A Kilojoule Class KrF Laser
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Proceedings Volume 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85; (1985) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976127
Event: 1985 Albuquerque Conferences on Optics, 1985, Albuquerque, United States
Aurora is a 248-nm,10-kilojoule laser system being built at Los Alamos National Laboratory to demonstrate the feasibility of large KrF laser systems for laser fusion. It was designed as a test bed to demonstrate: 1) efficient energy extraction at 248 nm; 2) an angularly multiplexed optical system that is scaleable to large system designs; 3) the control of parasitics and ASE (amplified spontaneous emission); 4) long path pulse propagation at uv wavelengths; 5) alignment systems for multibeam systems; and 6) new or novel approaches to optical hardware that can lead to cost reduction on large systems. In this paper only issues pertinent to the optical system are addressed.
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John Hanlon, John Hanlon, John McLeod, John McLeod, Jon E. Sollid, Jon E. Sollid, William Horn, William Horn, Roger Carmichael, Roger Carmichael, Bert Kortegaard, Bert Kortegaard, Gregg Woodfin, Gregg Woodfin, Louis Rosocha, Louis Rosocha, "The Aurora Project: Optical Design For A Kilojoule Class KrF Laser", Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.976127; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976127


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