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Cleanliness improvements of National Ignition Facility amplifiers as compared to previous large-scale lasers
Author(s): John Honig
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Paper Abstract

Prior to the recent commissioning of the first National Ignition Facility (NIF) beamline, full-scale laser-amplifier-glass cleanliness experiments are performed. Aerosol measurements and obscuration data acquired using a modified flatbed scanner compare favorably to historical large-scale lasers and indicate that NIF is the cleanest large-scale laser built to date.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 43(12) doi: 10.1117/1.1815320
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 43, Issue 12
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John Honig, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

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