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Single lens sensor and reference for auto-alignment

  • Shun-Xing Tang (a1), Ya-Jing Guo (a1), Dai-Zhong Liu (a1), Lin Yang (a1), Xiu-Qing Jiang (a1), Zeng-Yun Peng (a1) and Bao-Qiang Zhu (a1)...

Abstract

Auto-alignment is a basic technique for high-power laser systems. Special techniques have been developed for laser systems because of their differing structures. This paper describes a new sensor for auto-alignment in a laser system, which can also serve as a reference in certain applications. The authors prove that all of the beam transfer information (position and pointing) can theoretically be monitored and recorded by the sensor. Furthermore, auto-alignment with a single lens sensor is demonstrated on a simple beam line, and the results indicate that effective auto-alignment is achieved.

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Correspondence to: Y.-J. Guo, 390 Qinghe Road, Jiading, Shanghai 201800, China. Email: gracegg@siom.ac.cn

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