22 July 2016 Modeling of laser-induced damage and optic usage at the National Ignition Facility
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Proceedings Volume 9983, Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2016: Optical Materials for High-Power Lasers; 998304 (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2238218
Event: Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2016: Optical Materials for High Power Lasers, 2016, Yokohama, Japan
Abstract
Modeling of laser-induced optics damage has been introduced to benchmark existing optic usage at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) which includes the number of optics exchanged for damage repair. NIF has pioneered an optics recycle strategy to allow it to run the laser at capacity since fully commissioned in 2009 while keeping the cost of optics usage manageable. We will show how the damage model is being used to evaluate strategies to streamline our optics loop efficiency, as we strive to increase the laser shot rate without increasing operating costs.
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Zhi M. Liao, Zhi M. Liao, Mike Nostrand, Mike Nostrand, Wren Carr, Wren Carr, Jeff Bude, Jeff Bude, Tayyab I. Suratwala, Tayyab I. Suratwala, } "Modeling of laser-induced damage and optic usage at the National Ignition Facility", Proc. SPIE 9983, Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2016: Optical Materials for High-Power Lasers, 998304 (22 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2238218; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2238218
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