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A new gated x-ray detector for the Orion laser facility
Author(s): David D. Clark; Robert Aragonez; Thomas Archuleta; Valerie Fatherley; Albert Hsu; Justin Jorgenson; Danielle Mares; John Oertel; Kevin Oades; Paul Kemshall; Philip Thomas; Trevor Young; Neal Pederson
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Paper Abstract

Gated X-Ray Detectors (GXD) are considered the work-horse target diagnostic of the laser based inertial confinement fusion (ICF) program. Recently, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has constructed three new GXDs for the Orion laser facility at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in the United Kingdom. What sets these three new instruments apart from what has previously been constructed for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is: improvements in detector head microwave transmission lines, solid state embedded hard drive and updated control software, and lighter air box design and other incremental mechanical improvements. In this paper we will present the latest GXD design enhancements and sample calibration data taken on the Trident laser facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory using the newly constructed instruments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8505, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion, 85050K (19 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.931440
Show Author Affiliations
David D. Clark, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Robert Aragonez, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Thomas Archuleta, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Valerie Fatherley, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Albert Hsu, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Justin Jorgenson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Danielle Mares, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
John Oertel, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Kevin Oades, Atomic Weapons Establishment (United Kingdom)
Paul Kemshall, Atomic Weapons Establishment (United Kingdom)
Philip Thomas, Atomic Weapons Establishment (United Kingdom)
Trevor Young, Atomic Weapons Establishment (United Kingdom)
Neal Pederson, VI Control Systems (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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