We describe the development and testing of the photodiode diagnostic and the analysis of the data resulting from contrast measurements. Details are also provided regarding the identification and mitigation of pre-pulses within the HCAFE system.
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Robert L. Acree, John E. Heebner, Matthew A. Prantil, John M. Halpin, Tracy S. Budge, Lyudmila A. Novikova, Ron Sigurdsson, Larry J. Pelz, "Pulse contrast measurement on the NIF Advanced Radiographic Capability (ARC) laser system," Proc. SPIE 10084, High Power Lasers for Fusion Research IV, 1008406 (23 February 2017);