Optical components for the Nova laser

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In addition to its other characteristics, the Nova Laser Fusion facility may well be the largest precision optical project ever undertaken. Moreover, during the course of construction, concurrent research and development has been successfully conducted, and has resulted in significant advances in various technical areas, including manufacturing efficiency. Although assembly of the first two beams of Nova is just commencing, the optical production, including construction of the special facilities required for many of the components, has been underway for over three years, and many phases of the optical manufacturing program for the first 10 beams will be completed within the ... continued below

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Wallerstein, E.P.; Baker, P.C. & Brown, N.J. May 17, 1982.

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In addition to its other characteristics, the Nova Laser Fusion facility may well be the largest precision optical project ever undertaken. Moreover, during the course of construction, concurrent research and development has been successfully conducted, and has resulted in significant advances in various technical areas, including manufacturing efficiency. Although assembly of the first two beams of Nova is just commencing, the optical production, including construction of the special facilities required for many of the components, has been underway for over three years, and many phases of the optical manufacturing program for the first 10 beams will be completed within the next two years. On the other hand, new requirements for second and third harmonic generation have created the need to initiate new research and development. This work has been accomplished through the enormous cooperation DOE/LLNL has received from commercial industry on this project. In many cases, industry, where much of the optical component research and development and virtually all of the manufacturing is being done, has made substantial investment of its own funds in facilities, equipment, and research and development, in addition to those supplied by DOE/LLNL.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 9. symposium on engineering problems of fusion research, Chicago, IL, USA, 26 Oct 1982

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  • Other: DE82017294
  • Report No.: UCRL-86013-Rev.1
  • Report No.: CONF-821016-1-Rev.1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5011672
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1059413

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Wallerstein, E.P.; Baker, P.C. & Brown, N.J. Optical components for the Nova laser, article, May 17, 1982; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1059413/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.