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Final optics damage inspection (FODI) for the National Ignition Facility
Author(s): Alan Conder; Terry Alger; Stephen Azevedo; Jim Chang; Steven Glenn; Laura Kegelmeyer; Judith Liebman; Mary Spaeth; Pam Whitman
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Paper Abstract

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will routinely fire high energy shots (approaching 10 kJ per beamline) through the final optics, located on the target chamber. After a high fluence shot, exceeding 4J/cm2 at 351 nm wavelength, the final optics will be inspected for laser-induced damage. The FODI (Final Optics Damage Inspection) system has been developed for this purpose, with requirements to detect laser-induced damage initiation and to track and size it's the growth to the point at which the optic is removed and the site mitigated. The FODI system is the "corner stone" of the NIF optic recycle strategy. We will describe the FODI system and discuss the challenges to make optics inspection a routine part of NIF operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 2007
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 6720, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2007, 672010 (20 December 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.759131
Show Author Affiliations
Alan Conder, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Terry Alger, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Stephen Azevedo, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jim Chang, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Steven Glenn, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Laura Kegelmeyer, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Judith Liebman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mary Spaeth, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Pam Whitman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6720:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2007
Gregory J. Exarhos; Arthur H. Guenther; Keith L. Lewis; Detlev Ristau; M. J. Soileau; Christopher J. Stolz, Editor(s)

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