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6 July 1989 OMEGA Upgrade Staging Options
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Proceedings Volume 1040, High Power and Solid State Lasers II; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951190
Event: OE/LASE '89, 1989, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics is designing an upgrade to its 24-beam OMEGA laser system. OMEGA is a frequency tripled, all-rod system capable of producing 2 kJ at 0.8 ns on target. Important direct-drive-target-ignition physics could be investigated with an upgraded system capable of producing a shaped pulse consisting of a long (5 ns), low-intensity, "foot," smoothly transitioning into a short (0.5 ns), intense, compression pulse. The total pulse energy is 30 Id, which, from target-irradiation uniformity considerations, must be distributed over 60 beams.
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J. H. Kelly, M. J. Shoup III, and D. L. Smith "OMEGA Upgrade Staging Options", Proc. SPIE 1040, High Power and Solid State Lasers II, (6 July 1989); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951190
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