Optical assembly and alignment for the National Ignition Facility project

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The National Ignition Facility (NIF) will use about 8,000 large optics to carry a high-power laser through a stadium-size building, and will do so on a very tight schedule and budget. The collocated Optics Assembly Building (OAB) will assemble and align, in a clean-room environment, the NIF`s large optics, which are the biggest optics ever assembled in such an environment. In addition, the OAB must allow for just-in-time processing and clean transfer to the areas where the optics will be used. By using a mixture of off-the-shelf and newly designed equipment and by working with industry, we have developed innovative ... continued below

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Hurst, P.A.; Grasz, E.L.; Wong, H.; Schmitt, E.H. & Simmons, M.R. December 23, 1997.

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The National Ignition Facility (NIF) will use about 8,000 large optics to carry a high-power laser through a stadium-size building, and will do so on a very tight schedule and budget. The collocated Optics Assembly Building (OAB) will assemble and align, in a clean-room environment, the NIF`s large optics, which are the biggest optics ever assembled in such an environment. In addition, the OAB must allow for just-in-time processing and clean transfer to the areas where the optics will be used. By using a mixture of off-the-shelf and newly designed equipment and by working with industry, we have developed innovative handling systems to perform the clean assembly and precise alignment required for the full variety of optics, as well as for postassembly inspection. We have also developed a set of loading mechanisms that safely get the clean optics to their places in the main NIF building.

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  • BIOS `98: an international symposium on biomedical optics, San Jose, CA (United States), 24-30 Jan 1998

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  • Other: DE98057746
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--129821
  • Report No.: CONF-980117--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 305278
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc676901

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Hurst, P.A.; Grasz, E.L.; Wong, H.; Schmitt, E.H. & Simmons, M.R. Optical assembly and alignment for the National Ignition Facility project, article, December 23, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc676901/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.