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Configuring NIF for direct-drive experiments
Author(s): David Eimerl; Joshua E. Rothenberg; Michael H. Key; Stephen V. Weber; Charles P. Verdon; Stanley Skupsky; John M. Soures; Robert Stephen Craxton
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Paper Abstract

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is a proposed 1.8 MJ laser facility for carrying out experiments in inertial confinement fusion, currently designed for indirect drive experiments. The direct drive approach is being pursued at the 30 kJ Omega facility at the University of Rochester. In this paper we discuss the modifications to the NIF laser that would be required for both indirect and direct drive experiments. A primary concern is the additional cost of adding direct drive capability to the facility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2633, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), (8 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228251
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David Eimerl, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Joshua E. Rothenberg, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Michael H. Key, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Stephen V. Weber, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Charles P. Verdon, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Stanley Skupsky, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
John M. Soures, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Robert Stephen Craxton, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2633:
Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF)
Michel Andre; Howard T. Powell, Editor(s)

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