8 December 1997 Laser phase conversion using continuous distributed phase plates
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Proceedings Volume 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.294313
Event: Second International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to ICF, 1996, Paris, France
Abstract
Energy-efficient laser phase conversion, using fully continuous distributed phase plates, has been achieved for solid-state laser drivers in ICF. Optical lithography has been demonstrated to be an excellent means of generating deep, continuous surface-relief structures in photosensitive materials that subsequently are replicated with embossing or etching techniques. In addition, the method of simulated annealing has been shown to be a superior technique for designing continuous phase plates to control the focal-plane profile.
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Terrance J. Kessler, Ying Lin, Lawrence S. Iwan, Bill Castle, C. Kellogg, J. Barone, E. Kowaluk, Ansgar W. Schmid, Kenneth L. Marshall, Douglas J. Smith, Amy L. Rigatti, Joy A. Warner, Arthur R. Staley, "Laser phase conversion using continuous distributed phase plates", Proc. SPIE 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294313; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.294313
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