Optical pulse generation system for the National Ignition Facility (NIF)

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We describe the Optical Pulse Generation (OPG) system for the National Ignition Facility ( NIF ). The OPG system begins with the Master Oscillator Room ( MOR ) where the initial, seed pulse for the entire laser system is produced and properly formatted to enhance ignition in the target. The formatting consists of temporally shaping the pulse and adding additional bandwidth to increase the coupling of the laser generated x-rays to the high density target plasma. The pulse produced in the MOR fans out to 48 identical preamplifier modules where it is amplified by a factor of ten billion and ... continued below

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Penko, F; Braucht,; Browning, D; Crane, J K; Dane, B; Deadrick, F et al. June 18, 1998.

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We describe the Optical Pulse Generation (OPG) system for the National Ignition Facility ( NIF ). The OPG system begins with the Master Oscillator Room ( MOR ) where the initial, seed pulse for the entire laser system is produced and properly formatted to enhance ignition in the target. The formatting consists of temporally shaping the pulse and adding additional bandwidth to increase the coupling of the laser generated x-rays to the high density target plasma. The pulse produced in the MOR fans out to 48 identical preamplifier modules where it is amplified by a factor of ten billion and spatially shaped for injection into the 192 main amplifier chai

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  • 1998 American Nuclear Society Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, June 7-11, 1998

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  • Other: DE00003011
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC-130953
  • Grant Number: W-7405-Eng-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 3011
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Penko, F; Braucht,; Browning, D; Crane, J K; Dane, B; Deadrick, F et al. Optical pulse generation system for the National Ignition Facility (NIF), article, June 18, 1998; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc675840/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.