8 December 1997 Wavefront detection and correction for ultra-intense laser systems
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Proceedings Volume 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.294309
Event: Second International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to ICF, 1996, Paris, France
Abstract
In order to correct wave front distortions, a technique has been developed based on adaptive optics used in a pre- compensation configuration. The system consists of a wave front sensor and an optically driven liquid crystal Spatial Light Modulator as a wave front corrector. The main advantage of the sensor is its ability to detect phase deformation of several tens of wavelengths with an accuracy around (lambda) /10. This approach appears to be a good candidate for phase shaping ultra-intense laser system exhibiting strong wave front distortions. The use of a optically addressed single large liquid crystal cell covering the entire beam aperture makes this device diffraction free. The choice of a pre-compensation geometry is discussed and preliminary results are presented.
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Jean-Christophe Chanteloup, Jean-Christophe Chanteloup, Brigitte Loiseaux, Brigitte Loiseaux, Jean-Pierre Huignard, Jean-Pierre Huignard, Gerard A. Mourou, Gerard A. Mourou, Hector A. Baldis, Hector A. Baldis, } "Wavefront detection and correction for ultra-intense laser systems", Proc. SPIE 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294309; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.294309
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