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Optical Engineering

Present And Future Performance Of The Nova Laser System
Author(s): John T. Hunt; D. Ralph Speck
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Paper Abstract

Nova is the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's 10-beam Nd:glass laser, which is used for inertial confinement fusion research. It operates in the high power, high energy regime, where several interesting nonlinear optical phenomena can occur. These phenomena and their interactions limit the power and energy that can presently be delivered to targets for laser-target interaction experiments. Understanding and controlling these processes will allow us to increase the energy available for such experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 28(4) 284461 doi: 10.1117/12.7976974
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 28, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
John T. Hunt, University of California (United States)
D. Ralph Speck, University of California (United States)

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