Gain measurements on a prototype NIF/LMJ amplifier pump cavity

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We are currently developing large-aperture amplifiers for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Laser Megajoules (LMJ) lasers. These multisegment amplifiers are of the flashlamp-pumped, Nd:Glass qW and are designed to propagate a nominally 36 cm square beam. The apertures within a particular amplifier bundle are arranged in a four- high by two-wide configuration and utilize two side lamp arrays and a central flashlamp array for pumping. The configuration is very similar to that used in the Beamlet laser, a single-beam prototype for the NIF/LMJ lasers, which has four apertures arranged in a two- high by two-wide configuration.

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Rotter, M.D.; McCracken, R.; Erlandson, A. & Guenet, M. December 1, 1996.

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We are currently developing large-aperture amplifiers for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and Laser Megajoules (LMJ) lasers. These multisegment amplifiers are of the flashlamp-pumped, Nd:Glass qW and are designed to propagate a nominally 36 cm square beam. The apertures within a particular amplifier bundle are arranged in a four- high by two-wide configuration and utilize two side lamp arrays and a central flashlamp array for pumping. The configuration is very similar to that used in the Beamlet laser, a single-beam prototype for the NIF/LMJ lasers, which has four apertures arranged in a two- high by two-wide configuration.

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  • 2. annual solid state lasers for applications to inertial confinement fusion (ICF), Paris (France), 22-25 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE97051939
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--124518
  • Report No.: CONF-9610225--17
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 462885
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc676721

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Rotter, M.D.; McCracken, R.; Erlandson, A. & Guenet, M. Gain measurements on a prototype NIF/LMJ amplifier pump cavity, article, December 1, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc676721/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.