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Integrated operations of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) optical pulse generation development system
Author(s): John K. Crane; Russell B. Wilcox; N. W. Hopps; Donald F. Browning; Mikael D. Martinez; Bryan D. Moran; Frank A. Penko; Joshua E. Rothenberg; Mark A. Henesian; C. Brent Dane; Lloyd A. Hackel
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Paper Abstract

We describe the Optical Pulse Generation (OPG) testbed, which is the integration of the MOD and Preamplifier Development Laboratories. We use this OPG testbed to develop and demonstrates the overall capabilities of the NIF laser system front end. We will present the measured energy and power output, temporal and spatial pulse shaping capability, FM bandwidth and dispersion for beam smoothing, and measurements of the pulse-to-pulse power variation o the OPG system and compare these results with the required system performance specifications. We will discus the models that are used to predict the system performance and how the OPG output requirements flowdown to the subordinate subsystems within the OPG system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3492, Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, (23 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354218
Show Author Affiliations
John K. Crane, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Russell B. Wilcox, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
N. W. Hopps, Atomic Weapons Establishment plc (United Kingdom)
Donald F. Browning, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mikael D. Martinez, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Bryan D. Moran, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Frank A. Penko, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Joshua E. Rothenberg, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mark A. Henesian, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
C. Brent Dane, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Lloyd A. Hackel, 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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