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OMEGA Upgrade Staging Options
Author(s): J. H. Kelly; M. J. Shoup; D. L. Smith
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Paper Abstract

The University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics is designing an upgrade to its 24-beam OMEGA laser system. OMEGA is a frequency tripled, all-rod system capable of producing 2 kJ at 0.8 ns on target. Important direct-drive-target-ignition physics could be investigated with an upgraded system capable of producing a shaped pulse consisting of a long (5 ns), low-intensity, "foot," smoothly transitioning into a short (0.5 ns), intense, compression pulse. The total pulse energy is 30 Id, which, from target-irradiation uniformity considerations, must be distributed over 60 beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1040, High Power and Solid State Lasers II, (6 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951190
Show Author Affiliations
J. H. Kelly, University of Rochester (United States)
M. J. Shoup, University of Rochester (United States)
D. L. Smith, University of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1040:
High Power and Solid State Lasers II
George Dube, Editor(s)

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