Active control of the pointing of a multi-terawatt laser

G. Genoud, F. Wojda, M. Burza, A. Persson, C. G. Wahlström

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Abstract

The beam pointing of a multi-terawatt laser wave laser is stabilized on a millisecond time scale using an active control system. Two piezo mirrors, two position sensing detectors, and a computer based optimization program ensure that both near- and far-field are stable, even during single shot operation. A standard deviation for the distribution of laser shots of 2.6 μ rad is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033102
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

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