Video | March 17, 2015

Custom Plano Optics: Making Laser Amplifiers for the World's Most Powerful Laser

The world's most powerful laser needed a high precision custom optics manufacturer. In this case study, high fluence laser amplifiers were developed into a volume production process for the National Ignition Facility project.

Zygo's optical manufacturing expertise, understanding of large and small scale custom optics manufacturing, quality assurance capabilities, and supply chain management all played a part in the success of the project. Polishing, grinding, machining, inspection and finishing of meter-class plano optics, and production of high power laser beam handling optical assemblies are illustrated. Watch the video to learn more.