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Flash lamp exploitation in high-powered Nd:glass lasers for ICF
Author(s): V. G. Nikolaevskii; V. A. Gerasimov
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Paper Abstract

The design and performance of xenon flashlamps fabricated by Russian industry and successfully used in powerful Nd-glass laser systems for ICF experiments are described. Results of flashlamp testing in specific conditions of large-aperture multilamp optical amplifiers with slab active elements are presented. The external triggering of flashlamp array is shown to be more preferable than the internal triggering of each flashlamp. It was also recognized that flashlamps with cap-like hermetization units were more reliable and less expensive. The failure probability for these lamps is estimated to be about 10-3 for 1000 test shots at an energy loading factor of 0.2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1995
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2633, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), (8 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228264
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V. G. Nikolaevskii, Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (Russia)
V. A. Gerasimov, Zenit Scientific Research Institute (Russia)


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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