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Recent results of optical smoothing on the Phebus Laser
Author(s): Laurent Videau; Alain C. L. Boscheron; Josselin C. Garnier; Claude Gouedard; C. Feral; M. Laurent; Jerome Paye; Christian J. Sauteret; Arnold Migus
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Paper Abstract

Design optimization of the 1 .8 MJ, 500 TW National Ignition Facility (NIF) laser has proceeded with the use of a suite of new computational models. Cost-effectiveness of alternative fundamental architectures was considered using CHAINOP. A very fast, lumped-element energetics code, CHA1NOP includes an extensive cost database, a runtime choice of optimization algorithm, and a set of heuristic rules for diffraction and nonlinear effects and for operational constraints. Its ability to flexibly consider many alternative configurations at a few seconds per chain made it the ideal "first-cut" tool for narrowing the investigation to the switched, multi-pass cavity architecture that was chosen.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294253
Show Author Affiliations
Laurent Videau, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton/CEA (France)
Alain C. L. Boscheron, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton/CEA (France)
Josselin C. Garnier, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton/CEA (France)
Claude Gouedard, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton/CEA (France)
C. Feral, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton/CEA (France)
M. Laurent, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton/CEA (France)
Jerome Paye, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton/CEA (France)
Christian J. Sauteret, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton/CEA (France)
Arnold Migus, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton/CEA (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3047:
Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference

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