20 February 2013 The National Ignition Facility: beam area increase
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The National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the world’s most energetic laser, having demonstrated in excess of 1.9MJ @351nm with Inertial Confinement Fusion pulse-shapes in July, 2012. First commissioned with 192 operational beamlines in March, 2009, NIF has since transitioned to routine operation for stockpile stewardship, inertial confinement fusion research, and basic high energy density science.
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S. C. Burkhart, S. C. Burkhart, A. Awwal, A. Awwal, M. Borden, M. Borden, T. Budge, T. Budge, J. Campbell, J. Campbell, S. Dixit, S. Dixit, M. Henesian , M. Henesian , K. Jancaitis, K. Jancaitis, D. Jedlovec, D. Jedlovec, R. Leach, R. Leach, R. Lowe-Webb, R. Lowe-Webb, B. MacGowan, B. MacGowan, S. Pratuch, S. Pratuch, J. Palma, J. Palma, T. Salmon, T. Salmon, D. Smauley, D. Smauley, L. Smith, L. Smith, S. Sommer, S. Sommer, P. Wegner, P. Wegner, K. Wilhelmsen, K. Wilhelmsen, M. Witte, M. Witte, N. Wong, N. Wong, } "The National Ignition Facility: beam area increase", Proc. SPIE 8602, High Power Lasers for Fusion Research II, 860203 (20 February 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2009402; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2009402
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