Damaged diagnostic image from the Gemini laser. Anomaly detection using an autoencoder can be used to identify the location and extent of the damage.
Collaborating Facility: Central Laser Facility
The goal of this project is to detect damaged and degrading laser optics. Damaged laser optics are a significant problem in CLF laser beamlines causing a loss of productive time and a corruption of scientific results. The aims of this project are to correctly identify whether a diagnostic image from the laser beam path is exhibiting damage and to attempt to describe the extend of the damage incurred. This project makes use of unsupervised anomaly detection apporaches to automatically and accurately identify damaged optics.