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System design of the NIF Neutron Imaging System North Pole
Author(s): V. E. Fatherley; S. H. Batha; C. R. Danly; L. A. Goodwin; H. W. Herrmann; H. J. Jorgenson; J. I. Martinez; F. E. Merrill; J. A. Oertel; D. W. Schmidt; P. L. Volegov; C. A. Wilde; D. N. Fittinghoff; M. J. Ayers; D. A. Barker; G. P. Grim; R. L. Hibbard; N. D. Shingleton; M. A. Vitalich
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Paper Abstract

A new neutron imager, known as Neutron Imaging System North Pole, has been fielded to image the neutrons produced in the burn region of imploding fusion capsules at the National Ignition Facility. The resolution and alignment requirements and parameters that drive the design of this system are similar to the pre-existing equatorial system, there are significant changes. This work describes the parameters and limitations driving the design of this system, discusses the metrology and alignment, and shows some data from the instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10390, Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion VI, 103900F (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2274365
Show Author Affiliations
V. E. Fatherley, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
S. H. Batha, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
C. R. Danly, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
L. A. Goodwin, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
H. W. Herrmann, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
H. J. Jorgenson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
J. I. Martinez, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
F. E. Merrill, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
J. A. Oertel, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
D. W. Schmidt, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
P. L. Volegov, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
C. A. Wilde, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
D. N. Fittinghoff, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
M. J. Ayers, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
D. A. Barker, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
G. P. Grim, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
R. L. Hibbard, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
N. D. Shingleton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
M. A. Vitalich, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10390:
Target Diagnostics Physics and Engineering for Inertial Confinement Fusion VI
Jeffrey A. Koch; Gary P. Grim, Editor(s)

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