A 3-dimensional ray-trace model for predicting the performance of flashlamp-pumped laser amplifiers

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We have developed a fully three-dimensional model for the performance of flashlamp pumped laser amplifiers. The model uses a reverse ray-trace technique to calculate the pumping of the laser glass by the flashlamp radiation. We have discovered several different methods by which we can speed up the calculation of the gain profile in a amplifier. The model predicts the energy-storage performance of the Beamlet amplifiers to better than 5%. This model will be used in the optimization of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) amplifier design.

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Jancaitis, K.S.; Haney, S.W.; Munro, D.H.; Le Touze, G. & Cabourdin, O. February 13, 1997.

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We have developed a fully three-dimensional model for the performance of flashlamp pumped laser amplifiers. The model uses a reverse ray-trace technique to calculate the pumping of the laser glass by the flashlamp radiation. We have discovered several different methods by which we can speed up the calculation of the gain profile in a amplifier. The model predicts the energy-storage performance of the Beamlet amplifiers to better than 5%. This model will be used in the optimization of the National Ignition Facility (NIF) amplifier design.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97052679

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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: DE97052679
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--125290
  • Report No.: CONF-9610225--32
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 508732
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc692377

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Jancaitis, K.S.; Haney, S.W.; Munro, D.H.; Le Touze, G. & Cabourdin, O. A 3-dimensional ray-trace model for predicting the performance of flashlamp-pumped laser amplifiers, article, February 13, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc692377/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.