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Device for wavefront correction in an ultra high power laser

United States Patent

August 20, 2002
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A system for wavefront correction in an ultra high power laser. As the laser medium flows past the optical excitation source and the fluid warms its index of refraction changes creating an optical wedge. A system is provided for correcting the thermally induced optical phase errors.
Ault; Earl R. (Livermore, CA), Comaskey; Brian J. (Walnut Creek, CA), Kuklo; Thomas C. (Oakdale, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 691,505
October 18, 2000
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.