Monday, July 30, 2007

Creating the pinhole for the spatial filter

I optimized the amplifier #2 alignment and obtained the normal output energy. Then the beam was delivered into the spatial filter. We already installed a piece of window for burning the pinhole last week. The seed beam from oscillator was blocked, so the ASE beam from first and second amplifiers was used to burn the hole. After about one and half hours, the beam could be watched from the spatial filter other side. The beam profile looked good by eyes, the real profile should be measured using the SPIRICON LBA camera.

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