18 May 1987 NOVA Pulse Power Design And Operational Experience
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Proceedings Volume 0735, Pulse Power for Lasers; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.938046
Event: OE LASE'87 and EO Imaging Symposium, 1987, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Nova is a 100 TW Nd++ solid state laser designed for experiments with laser fusion at LLNL. The pulsed power for Nova includes a 58 MJ capacitor bank driving 5336 flashlamps with millisecond pulses and subnanosecond high voltages for electro optics. This paper summarizes the pulsed power designs and the operational experience to date.
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K. Whitham, D. Larson, B. Merritt, D. Christie, "NOVA Pulse Power Design And Operational Experience", Proc. SPIE 0735, Pulse Power for Lasers, (18 May 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.938046; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.938046

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