A computational system, PARC has been developed and is under deployment to automate the laser setup process, and accurately predict laser energy and temporal shape. PARC is based on the computer simulation code MIRO. For each shot on LMJ, PARC determines the characteristics of the injection laser system required to achieve the desired main laser output and supplies post-shot data analysis and reporting.
The presentation compares energy end temporal shapes measured after amplification and after frequency conversion with results computed with PARC. For most of the LASER shots, both measurement and computed results agree within five percent accuracy.