Complete solution for high-power laser beam control

The field of applications of Ultra High Intensity Lasers (UHIL) and high power lasers has become broader over the past 2 decades. Those compact light sources are offering a better deal in term of footprint and performance than linear and circular accelerators. Moreover they are uniquely able to deliver the extreme electromagnetic fields required in applications such as ICF, Wakefield, Proton acceleration, X-ray sources and atto-second  sciences.

UHIL are in constant development and experiments require more and more intensity, peak power and stability. Adaptive Optics has become a major actor since the UHIL wavefront correction and control is a critical point.

The AO kit ILAO* (UHIL) is based on the association of

  1. HASO TM  for a simple, precise and reliable measurement of the wavefront,
  2. ILAO STAR TM for a smooth and stable correction,
  3. WaveTune TM  for a total control of the operations, and
  4. PharAO for the ultimate correction.

Application Notes

Service Documents

Full correction for intense lasers

Full correction for intense lasers | Application note : Full correction of a laser chain with ILAO Star and PharAO

Large deformable mirror ILAO

Large deformable mirror ILAO | Article : Large deformable mirror (ILAO) characterization

Adaptive optics and high intensity lasers

Adaptive optics and high intensity lasers | Article : Very intense laser optimized with adaptive optics

Adaptive optics and wavefront quality

Adaptive optics and wavefront quality | Article : How adaptive optics can improve intensity on the target.

Off-axis compensation

Off-axis compensation | Article : How adaptive optics can correct off-axis mirror aberrations

Laser design

Laser design | Article : Femtosecond laser design with adaptive optics

AO in femtosecond laser

AO in femtosecond laser | Application note : AO closed in a femtosecond laser

Publication list | Adaptive optics for UHIL