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Beam control and diagnostic functions in the NIF transport spatial filter
Author(s): Fred R. Holdener; Elden Ables; Erlan S. Bliss; Steven J. Boege; Robert D. Boyd; Clifford J. Chocol; Donald T. Davis; Robert D. Demaret; R. Edward English; Curt W. Laumann; John L. Miller; Stan W. Thomas
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Paper Abstract

Beam control and diagnostic systems are required to align the National Ignition Facility laser prior to a shot as well as to provide diagnostics on 192 beam lines at shot time. A design that allows each beam's large spatial filter lenses to also serve as objective lenses for beam control and diagnostic sensor packages helps to accomplish the task at a reasonable cost. However, this approach also causes a high concentration of small optics near the pinhole plane of the transport spatial filter (TSF) at the output of each beam. This paper describes the optomechanical design in and near the central vacuum vessel of the TSF.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294245
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Fred R. Holdener, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Elden Ables, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Erlan S. Bliss, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Steven J. Boege, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Robert D. Boyd, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Clifford J. Chocol, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Donald T. Davis, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Robert D. Demaret, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
R. Edward English, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Curt W. Laumann, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
John L. Miller, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Stan W. Thomas, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3047:
Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference
Michel L. Andre, Editor(s)

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