12 May 1986 Target Plane Imaging System For The Nova Laser
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Proceedings Volume 0608, Optical Alignment III; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976185
Event: O-E/LASE'86 Symposium, 1986, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The Nova laser, in operation since December 1984, is capable of irradiating targets with light at 1.05 µm, 0.53 µm, and 0.35 µm. Correct alignment of these harmonic beams uses a system called a target plane imager (TPI). It is a large microscope (four meters long, weighing one thousand kilograms) that relays images from the target chamber center to a video optics module located on the outside of the chamber. Several modes of operation are possible including: near-field viewing and far-field viewing at three magnifications and three wavelengths. In addition, the entire instrument can be scanned in X,Y,Z to examine various planes near chamber center. Performance of this system and its computer controls will be described.
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Charles D. Swift, Erlan S. Bliss, Alford Jones, Raymond J. Reeves, Lynn G. Seppala, Randy T. Shelton, Paul J. VanArsdall, "Target Plane Imaging System For The Nova Laser", Proc. SPIE 0608, Optical Alignment III, (12 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.976185; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976185
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