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Title: A picosecond beam-timing system for the OMEGA laser

Abstract

Here, a timing system is demonstrated for the OMEGA Laser System that guarantees all 60 beams will arrive on target simultaneously with a root mean square variability of 4 ps. The system relies on placing a scattering sphere at the target position to couple the UV light from each beam into a single photodetector.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1255547
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1254678
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0001944
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ultraviolet light; optical amplifiers; light scattering; mirrors; inertial confinement

Citation Formats

Donaldson, W. R., Katz, J., Huff, R., Hill, E. M., Kelly, J. H., Kwaitkowski, J., Brannon, R. B., and Boni, R.. A picosecond beam-timing system for the OMEGA laser. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4952440.
Donaldson, W. R., Katz, J., Huff, R., Hill, E. M., Kelly, J. H., Kwaitkowski, J., Brannon, R. B., & Boni, R.. A picosecond beam-timing system for the OMEGA laser. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4952440
Donaldson, W. R., Katz, J., Huff, R., Hill, E. M., Kelly, J. H., Kwaitkowski, J., Brannon, R. B., and Boni, R.. Fri . "A picosecond beam-timing system for the OMEGA laser". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4952440. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1255547.
@article{osti_1255547,
title = {A picosecond beam-timing system for the OMEGA laser},
author = {Donaldson, W. R. and Katz, J. and Huff, R. and Hill, E. M. and Kelly, J. H. and Kwaitkowski, J. and Brannon, R. B. and Boni, R.},
abstractNote = {Here, a timing system is demonstrated for the OMEGA Laser System that guarantees all 60 beams will arrive on target simultaneously with a root mean square variability of 4 ps. The system relies on placing a scattering sphere at the target position to couple the UV light from each beam into a single photodetector.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4952440},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 5,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {5}
}

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