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Development of continuous glass melting for production of Nd-doped phosphate glasses for the NIF and LMJ laser systems
Author(s): Jack H. Campbell; M. J. McLean; Ruth A. Hawley-Fedder; Tayyab I. Suratwala; G. Ficini-Dorn; Jean-Hugues Trombert
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Paper Abstract

The NIF and LMJ laser systems require about 3380 and 4752 Nd-doped laser glass slabs, respectively. Continuous laser glass melting and forming will be used for the first time to manufacture these slabs. Two vendors have been chosen to produce the glass: Hoya Corporation and Schott Glass Technologies. The laser glass melting systems that each of these two vendors have designed, built and tested are arguably the most advanced in the world. Production of the laser glass will begin on a pilot scale in the fall of 1998.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1999
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3492, Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, (23 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354192
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Jack H. Campbell, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
M. J. McLean, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Ruth A. Hawley-Fedder, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Tayyab I. Suratwala, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
G. Ficini-Dorn, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton/CEA (France)
Jean-Hugues Trombert, Ctr. d'Etudes de Limeil-Valenton/CEA (France)


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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