J. Phys. IV France
Volume 133, June 2006
Page(s) 645 - 648
Publié en ligne 16 juin 2006
Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications 2005
J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 645-648

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006133128

Large-aperture deformable mirror correction of tiled-grating wavefront error

B.E. Kruschwitz, R. Jungquist, J. Qiao, S. Abbey, S.E. Dean, D.N. Maywar, M.D. Moore, L.J. Waxer and M.E. Wilson

Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, NY 14623, USA

When tiling three gratings, with each individually exhibiting astigmatism and power due to holographic errors and coating stress, the resulting wavefront aberrations contain high-frequency components as well as the fundamental frequency, which is nearly three cycles across the aperture in the tiling direction. A deformable mirror (DM) that was designed to compensate for much slower errors (e.g., those arising from distortion in amplifier disks) is being used to compensate for this tiling-induced error. This investigation studies the effectiveness of compensating only the fundamental frequency of the tiled aberration, and shows that this provides a significant improvement that is adequate for a range of expected aberrations. Limitations of the DM correction technique are also studied.

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