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Vulcan upgrade: a petawatt laser facility for experiments at 1021 Wcm-2
Author(s): Christopher B. Edwards; Ric M. Allott; J. L. Collier; Colin N. Danson; M. H. R. Hutchinson; David Neely; B. E. Wyborn
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Paper Abstract

The Vulcan Nd:glass laser facility at RAL delivers up to 100TW 0.8 ps from its ultra-short pulse beamline and up to 2.5kJ in 8 beams in 'long pulse' mode. It runs parallel operations to two target areas fora wide ranging science program for UK university and EU researchers and their collaborators. In March 1999, funding was awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council for the upgraded of Vulcan's ultrashort beam lie to 1PW as the first phase of a major enhancement program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4424, ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (23 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425537
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher B. Edwards, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Ric M. Allott, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. L. Collier, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Colin N. Danson, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
M. H. R. Hutchinson, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
David Neely, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
B. E. Wyborn, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4424:
ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter
Milan Kalal; Karel Rohlena; Milan Sinor, Editor(s)

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