8 December 1997 Three-dimensional ray-trace model for predicting the performance of flashlamp-pumped laser amplifiers
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Proceedings Volume 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference; (1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294264
Event: Second International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to ICF, 1996, Paris, France
Abstract
We have developed a fully 3D 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 amplifier design.
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Kenneth S. Jancaitis, Scott W. Haney, David H. Munro, Geoffroy LeTouze, Olivier Cabourdin, "Three-dimensional ray-trace model for predicting the performance of flashlamp-pumped laser amplifiers", Proc. SPIE 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294264; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.294264
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