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Overview of Project Orion
Author(s): Nick W. Hopps; Thomas H. Bett; Nicolas Cann; Colin N. Danson; Stuart J. Duffield; David A. Egan; Stephen P. Elsmere; Mark T. Girling; Ewan J. Harvey; David I. Hillier; David J. Hoarty; Paul M. R. Jinks; Michael J. Norman; Stefan J. F. Parker; Paul A. Treadwell; David N. Winter
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Paper Abstract

Project Orion will provide a facility for performing high energy density plasma physics experiments at AWE. The laser consists of ten, nanosecond beam lines delivering a total of 5kJ with 0.1-5ns temporally shaped pulses and two short pulse beam lines, each producing 500J in 0.5ps with intensity > 10^21 W/cm^2. The performance of the Orion laser is reported as the first phase of commissioning (one short and one long pulse beam) concludes. Target shots with all beam lines will begin in 2012.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 February 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7916, High Power Lasers for Fusion Research, 79160C (18 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.874252
Show Author Affiliations
Nick W. Hopps, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
Thomas H. Bett, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
Nicolas Cann, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
Colin N. Danson, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
Stuart J. Duffield, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
David A. Egan, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
Stephen P. Elsmere, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
Mark T. Girling, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
Ewan J. Harvey, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
David I. Hillier, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
David J. Hoarty, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
Paul M. R. Jinks, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
Michael J. Norman, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
Stefan J. F. Parker, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
Paul A. Treadwell, AWE plc (United Kingdom)
David N. Winter, AWE plc (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7916:
High Power Lasers for Fusion Research
Abdul A. S. Awwal; A. Mike Dunne; Hiroshi Azechi; Brian E. Kruschwitz, Editor(s)

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