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Start-up plan for the first NIF laser bundle: transition from single Beamlet prototype to 192-beamline laser facility
Author(s): Bruno M. Van Wonterghem; David Ralph Speck; Detlev H. Tiszauer; Monya A. Lane
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Paper Abstract

The compact multi-pass laser design and the extensive use of optical component assemblies as line replaceable units are essential to achieve the cost efficiency of the NIF design. These design philosophies require a new approach to start-up operation of the NIF 192-beam-line high-energy laser compared to existing fusion laser facilities. The limited access on the beam-line optics and the limited on-line verification and maintenance capability require that extensive component verification and alignment takes place in off-line facilitates before the LRU's are installed in the laser structure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3492, Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, (23 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354171
Show Author Affiliations
Bruno M. Van Wonterghem, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
David Ralph Speck, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Detlev H. Tiszauer, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Monya A. Lane, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3492:
Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion
W. Howard Lowdermilk, Editor(s)

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