19 November 1982 High Energy Laser Diagnostics - A Review
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Proceedings Volume 0343, Laser Diagnostics; (1982) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.933732
Event: 1982 Technical Symposium East, 1982, Arlington, United States
A DF cw laser system is used an an example to illustrate the requirements for HEL diagnostics. The laser device performance parameters are identified, with primary diagnostics being near field power, near field irradiance, wavelength, angular beam jitter, and beam quality. A variety of component/subsystem diagnostics are reviewed, for the gain generator, optical resonator, diffuser/ejector and fluid supply subsystems. Methods of characterizing these subsystems, as well as approaches to the primary diagnostics, provide an adequate data base for understanding the high energy laser system.
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F. H. White, F. H. White, G. A. Needham, G. A. Needham, } "High Energy Laser Diagnostics - A Review", Proc. SPIE 0343, Laser Diagnostics, (19 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933732; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.933732

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