27 January 2018 Back-support large laser mirror unit: mounting modeling and analysis
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Abstract
In high-power laser system, the surface wavefront of large optics has a close link with its structure design and mounting method. The back-support transport mirror design is presently being investigated as a means in China’s high-power laser system to hold the optical component firmly while minimizing the distortion of its reflecting surface. We have proposed a comprehensive analytical framework integrated numerical modeling and precise metrology for the mirror’s mounting performance evaluation while treating the surface distortion as a key decision variable. The combination of numerical simulation and field tests demonstrates that the comprehensive analytical framework provides a detailed and accurate approach to evaluate the performance of the transport mirror. It is also verified that the back-support transport mirror is effectively compatible with state-of-the-art optical quality specifications. This study will pave the way for future research to solidify the design of back-support large laser optics in China’s next generation inertial confinement fusion facility.
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Hui Wang, Hui Wang, Zheng Zhang, Zheng Zhang, Kai Long, Kai Long, Tianye Liu, Tianye Liu, Jun Li, Jun Li, Changchun Liu, Changchun Liu, Zhao Xiong, Zhao Xiong, Xiaodong Yuan, Xiaodong Yuan, } "Back-support large laser mirror unit: mounting modeling and analysis," Optical Engineering 57(1), 015109 (27 January 2018). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.57.1.015109 . Submission: Received: 27 September 2017; Accepted: 29 December 2017
Received: 27 September 2017; Accepted: 29 December 2017; Published: 27 January 2018
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