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Title: FY96-98 Summary Report Mercury: Next Generation Laser for High Energy Density Physics SI-014

Abstract

The scope of the Mercury Laser project encompasses the research, development, and engineering required to build a new generation of diode-pumped solid-state lasers for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF). The Mercury Laser will be the first integrated demonstration of laser diodes, crystals, and gas cooling within a scalable laser architecture. This report is intended to summarize the progress accomplished during the first three years of the project. Due to the technological challenges associated with production of 900 nm diode-bars, heatsinks, and high optical-quality Yb:S-FAP crystals, the initial focus of the project was primarily centered on the R&D in these three areas. During the third year of the project, the R&D continued in parallel with the development of computer codes, partial activation of the laser, component testing, and code validation where appropriate.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
15013525
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-139294-REV-1
TRN: US0600354
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ARCHITECTURE; COMPUTER CODES; ENERGY DENSITY; GAS COOLING; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; LASERS; MERCURY; PHYSICS; PRODUCTION; TESTING; VALIDATION

Citation Formats

Bayramian, A, Beach, R, Bibeau, C, Chanteloup, J, Ebbers, C, Emanuel, M, Freitas, B, Fulkerson, S, Kanz, K, Hinz, A, Marshall, C, Mills, S, Nakano, H, Orth, C, Rothenberg, J, Schaffers, K, Seppala, L, Skidmore, I, Smith, L, Sutton, S, Telford, S, and Zapata, L. FY96-98 Summary Report Mercury: Next Generation Laser for High Energy Density Physics SI-014. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/15013525.
Bayramian, A, Beach, R, Bibeau, C, Chanteloup, J, Ebbers, C, Emanuel, M, Freitas, B, Fulkerson, S, Kanz, K, Hinz, A, Marshall, C, Mills, S, Nakano, H, Orth, C, Rothenberg, J, Schaffers, K, Seppala, L, Skidmore, I, Smith, L, Sutton, S, Telford, S, & Zapata, L. FY96-98 Summary Report Mercury: Next Generation Laser for High Energy Density Physics SI-014. United States. doi:10.2172/15013525.
Bayramian, A, Beach, R, Bibeau, C, Chanteloup, J, Ebbers, C, Emanuel, M, Freitas, B, Fulkerson, S, Kanz, K, Hinz, A, Marshall, C, Mills, S, Nakano, H, Orth, C, Rothenberg, J, Schaffers, K, Seppala, L, Skidmore, I, Smith, L, Sutton, S, Telford, S, and Zapata, L. Tue . "FY96-98 Summary Report Mercury: Next Generation Laser for High Energy Density Physics SI-014". United States. doi:10.2172/15013525. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/15013525.
@article{osti_15013525,
title = {FY96-98 Summary Report Mercury: Next Generation Laser for High Energy Density Physics SI-014},
author = {Bayramian, A and Beach, R and Bibeau, C and Chanteloup, J and Ebbers, C and Emanuel, M and Freitas, B and Fulkerson, S and Kanz, K and Hinz, A and Marshall, C and Mills, S and Nakano, H and Orth, C and Rothenberg, J and Schaffers, K and Seppala, L and Skidmore, I and Smith, L and Sutton, S and Telford, S and Zapata, L},
abstractNote = {The scope of the Mercury Laser project encompasses the research, development, and engineering required to build a new generation of diode-pumped solid-state lasers for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF). The Mercury Laser will be the first integrated demonstration of laser diodes, crystals, and gas cooling within a scalable laser architecture. This report is intended to summarize the progress accomplished during the first three years of the project. Due to the technological challenges associated with production of 900 nm diode-bars, heatsinks, and high optical-quality Yb:S-FAP crystals, the initial focus of the project was primarily centered on the R&D in these three areas. During the third year of the project, the R&D continued in parallel with the development of computer codes, partial activation of the laser, component testing, and code validation where appropriate.},
doi = {10.2172/15013525},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}

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