Quick Shot

Integrating Optics

March 21, 2011
Inspector; vacuum window, focus lens (center), and ultraviolet diagnostic beam splitter (UV DBS)

As part of the optics maintenance program, LLE’s Optical Manufacturing group monitors and prepares large optics for integration into the Omega Laser Facility. Here, a cluster of three optics undergoes inspection. Nearest the inspector is the vacuum window, followed by the focus lens (center), and the ultraviolet diagnostic beam splitter (UV DBS). The first two optics comprise an OMEGA EP final optics assembly. The UV DBS is used to reflect 4% of the beam to a diagnostic chain.