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The virtual beamline (VBL) laser simulation code
Author(s): R. A. Sacks; K. P. McCandless; E. Feigenbaum; J. M. G. Di Nicola; K. J. Luke; W. Riedel; R. J. Learn; B. J. Kraines
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Paper Abstract

Design, activation, and operation of large laser systems rely on accurate, efficient, user-friendly simulation of laser performance. At the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the principle tool for this simulation over the past ten years has been the VBL, an outgrowth of the Prop code that uses the same text-file input grammar and is closely integrated with the Laser Performance Operations Model (LPOM). Here, we describe the physics capabilities of this code, its user interface, and our plans for near-term future developments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2015
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 9345, High Power Lasers for Fusion Research III, 93450M (26 February 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084848
Show Author Affiliations
R. A. Sacks, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
K. P. McCandless, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
E. Feigenbaum, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. M. G. Di Nicola, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
K. J. Luke, Cornell Univ. (United States)
W. Riedel, Apple, Inc. (United States)
R. J. Learn, Florida State Univ. (United States)
B. J. Kraines, Rochester Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9345:
High Power Lasers for Fusion Research III
Abdul A. S. Awwal; Monya A. Lane, Editor(s)

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