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Modeling of laser-induced damage and optic usage at the National Ignition Facility
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Paper Abstract

Modeling of laser-induced optics damage has been introduced to benchmark existing optic usage at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) which includes the number of optics exchanged for damage repair. NIF has pioneered an optics recycle strategy to allow it to run the laser at capacity since fully commissioned in 2009 while keeping the cost of optics usage manageable. We will show how the damage model is being used to evaluate strategies to streamline our optics loop efficiency, as we strive to increase the laser shot rate without increasing operating costs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9983, Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2016: Optical Materials for High-Power Lasers, 998304 (22 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2238218
Show Author Affiliations
Zhi M. Liao, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mike Nostrand, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Wren Carr, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jeff Bude, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Tayyab I. Suratwala, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9983:
Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2016: Optical Materials for High-Power Lasers
Takahisa Jitsuno; Jianda Shao; Wolfgang Rudolph, Editor(s)

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