The origin and evolution of the optics specifications for the National Ignition Facility

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In the second half of the 1990`s, LLNL and others will be designing and beginning construction of the National Ignition Facility (NIF). At more than 10 times the power and size of the Nova laser system, this new laser will be capable of producing the worlds first controlled fusion ignition and burn, completing a vital milestone on the path to Fusion Energy. In order to optimize the performance of the laser system for a minimum cost, the designers have been conducting a campaign to properly specify the optical properties of the more than 7,500 large optical components to be deployed ... continued below

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Aikens, D. June 27, 1995.

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In the second half of the 1990`s, LLNL and others will be designing and beginning construction of the National Ignition Facility (NIF). At more than 10 times the power and size of the Nova laser system, this new laser will be capable of producing the worlds first controlled fusion ignition and burn, completing a vital milestone on the path to Fusion Energy. In order to optimize the performance of the laser system for a minimum cost, the designers have been conducting a campaign to properly specify the optical properties of the more than 7,500 large optical components to be deployed in the NIF. The draft optics specifications derived from this effort will be presented. The evolution of these specifications, both in language and in content, will be discussed, specifically transmitted wavefront (both P-V and PSD), scratch/dig, surface roughness, bubbles and inclusions specifications.

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OSTI as DE95017898

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  • Other Information: PBD: 27 Jun 1995

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  • Other: DE95017898
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--121333
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/104971 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 104971
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc622135

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Aikens, D. The origin and evolution of the optics specifications for the National Ignition Facility, report, June 27, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc622135/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.