Influence of the number of cones on speckle patterns in the Laser MegaJoule configuration
1 CEA DAM CESTA, BP. 2, 33114 Le Barp, France
2 CEA, DAM, DIF, 91297, Arpajon, France
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Published online: 15 November 2013
This paper investigates statistical properties of hot spots when speckle patterns are generated by the superimposition of multiple laser beams in a 2 cone and a 3 cone Laser MegaJoule configuration in the zone where all the beams overlap. Three different cases of polarizations are investigated: P polarization, S polarization and the case of Double Polarization Smoothing (DPS). It is found that the sizes of the speckles depend on the choice of the polarization and that DPS seems to be the best option in both configurations. It is shown that the longitudinal radius of the hot spots in a 2 cone configuration is bigger than in a 3 cone configuration.
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