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Title: Nova pulse power system description and status

Abstract

The Nova laser system is designed to produce critical data in the nation's inertial confinement fusion effort. It is the world's largest peak power laser and presents various unique pulse power problems. In this paper, pulse power systems for this laser are described, the evolutionary points from prior systems are pointed out, and the current status of the hardware is given.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
OSTI Identifier:
6309172
Report Number(s):
UCRL-85720; CONF-810659-16
ON: DE81025600; TRN: 81-014838
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Conference: 3. IEEE international pulsed power conference, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 1 Jun 1981
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; NOVA FACILITY; POWER SUPPLIES; DESIGN; OPERATION; PULSES; SWITCHES; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; 700208* - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Inertial Confinement Technology; 700203 - Fusion Power Plant Technology- Power Supplies, Energy Storage

Citation Formats

Holloway, R.W., Whitham, K., Merritt, B.T., Gritton, D.G., and Oicles, J.A. Nova pulse power system description and status. United States: N. p., 1981. Web. doi:10.2172/6309172.
Holloway, R.W., Whitham, K., Merritt, B.T., Gritton, D.G., & Oicles, J.A. Nova pulse power system description and status. United States. doi:10.2172/6309172.
Holloway, R.W., Whitham, K., Merritt, B.T., Gritton, D.G., and Oicles, J.A. 1981. "Nova pulse power system description and status". United States. doi:10.2172/6309172. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6309172.
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