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Fragment plume evaluations from two examples of high-energy density laser target interactions
Author(s): J. E. Andrew
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Paper Abstract

The Orion facility is used mainly for studying high energy density physics. It has ten “long” pulse UV laser beams, two “short” pulse Petawatt beams and ancillary beams for probing of the experimental conditions. Occasionally experimental teams are requested to perform dedicated shots of a given configuration to obtain information on laser target fragments and their effects on surfaces within the target chamber. After these test shots witness plate surfaces were inspected by optical microscopy so that palliative measures could be taken or modifications to the experiment undertaken to minimize any deleterious effects on laser optics or diagnostic instrumentation.

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Date Published: 26 November 2018
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10805, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 2018: 50th Anniversary Conference, 108051J (26 November 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2325668
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J. E. Andrew, AWE plc (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10805:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials 2018: 50th Anniversary Conference
Christopher Wren Carr; Gregory J. Exarhos; Vitaly E. Gruzdev; Detlev Ristau; M.J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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