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Upgrade of the LLNL Nova laser for inertial confinement fusion
Author(s): John R. Murray; John B. Trenholme; John T. Hunt; Donald N. Frank; W. Howard Lowdermilk; E. Storm
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Paper Abstract

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has proposed construction of an upgrade to the Nova glass laser facility to give an output energy of 1.5-2 megajoules at 350 nanometers wavelength in a nominally 3-5 nanosecond shaped pulse. The Nova Upgrade will be suitable for driving inertial fusion targets to ignition. This paper reviews the design proposed for the laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1410, Solid State Lasers II, (1 July 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43584
Show Author Affiliations
John R. Murray, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
John B. Trenholme, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
John T. Hunt, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Donald N. Frank, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
W. Howard Lowdermilk, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
E. Storm, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1410:
Solid State Lasers II
George Dube, Editor(s)

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