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Design of a line-VISAR interferometer system for the Sandia Z Machine
Author(s): J. Galbraith; K. Austin; J. Baker; R. Bettencourt; E. Bliss; J. Celeste; T. Clancy; S. Cohen; M. Crosley; P. Datte; D. Fratanduono; G. Frieders; J. Hammer; J. Jackson; D. Johnson; M. Jones; D. Koen; J. Lusk; A. Martinez; W. Massey; T. McCarville; H. McLean; K. Raman; S. Rodriguez; D. Spencer; P. Springer; J. Wong
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Paper Abstract

A joint team comprised of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Sandia National Laboratory (SNL) personnel is designing a line-VISAR (Velocity Interferometer System for Any Reflector) for the Sandia Z Machine, Z Line-VISAR. The diagnostic utilizes interferometry to assess current delivery as a function of radius during a magnetically-driven implosion. The Z Line-VISAR system is comprised of the following: a two-leg line-VISAR interferometer, an eight-channel Gated Optical Imager (GOI), and a fifty-meter transport beampath to/from the target of interest.

The Z Machine presents unique optomechanical design challenges. The machine utilizes magnetically driven pulsed power to drive a target to elevated temperatures and pressures useful for high energy density science. Shock accelerations exceeding 30g and a strong electromagnetic pulse (EMP) are generated during the shot event as the machine discharges currents of over 25 million amps. Sensitive optical components must be protected from shock loading, and electrical equipment must be adequately shielded from the EMP. The optical design must accommodate temperature and humidity fluctuations in the facility as well as airborne hydrocarbons from the pulsed power components.

We will describe the engineering design and concept of operations of the Z Line-VISAR system. Focus will be on optomechanical design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 10390, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion VI, 1039002 (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2275088
Show Author Affiliations
J. Galbraith, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
K. Austin, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
J. Baker, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
R. Bettencourt, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
E. Bliss, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Celeste, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
T. Clancy, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
S. Cohen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
M. Crosley, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
P. Datte, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
D. Fratanduono, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
G. Frieders, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Hammer, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Jackson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
D. Johnson, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
M. Jones, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
D. Koen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Lusk, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
A. Martinez, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
W. Massey, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
T. McCarville, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
H. McLean, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
K. Raman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
S. Rodriguez, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
D. Spencer, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
P. Springer, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Wong, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10390:
Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion VI
Jeffrey A. Koch; Gary P. Grim, Editor(s)

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