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Mach-Zehnder modulator performance using the Comet laser facility and implications for use on NIF
Author(s): B. Beeman; A. G. MacPhee; J. R. Kimbrough; G. A. Lacaille; M. A. Barrios; J. Emig; J. R. Hunter; E. K. Miller; W. R. Donaldson
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Paper Abstract

We present performance characterization measurements for Mach-Zehnder optical modulators to be fielded on NIF as a signal path upgrade for various diagnostics. Two different operating configurations will be explored including in phase quadrature and 90deg I/Q operation. Impulse response functions of x-ray emissions were conducted using the COMET laser facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Results from these short pulse laser driven plasma experiments are given along with comparisons to other recording instrumentation

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8505, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion, 850507 (15 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.931436
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B. Beeman, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
A. G. MacPhee, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. R. Kimbrough, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
G. A. Lacaille, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
M. A. Barrios, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. Emig, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. R. Hunter, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
E. K. Miller, National Security Technology (United States)
W. R. Donaldson, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8505:
Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion
Perry Bell; Gary P. Grim, Editor(s)

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