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Title: National Ignition Facility Laser System Performance

The National Ignition Facility (NIF) laser is the culmination of more than 40 years of work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicated to the delivery of laser systems capable of driving experiments for the study of high-energy-density physics. Although NIF was designed to support a number of missions, it was clear from the beginning that its biggest challenge was to meet the requirements for pursuit of inertial confinement fusion. Meeting the Project Completion Criteria for NIF in 2009 and for the National Ignition Campaign (NIC) in 2012 included meeting the NIF Functional Requirements and Primary Criteria that were established for the project in 1994. Finally, during NIC and as NIF transitioned to a user facility, its goals were expanded to include requirements defined by the broader user community as well as by laser system designers and operators.
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-658064-DRAFT
Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1055
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Fusion Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 69; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1055
Publisher:
American Nuclear Society
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; NIF laser; laser fusion; ICF laser
OSTI Identifier:
1259761

Spaeth, Mary L., Manes, Kenneth R., Bowers, M., Celliers, P., Nicola, J. -M. Di, Nicola, P. Di, Dixit, S., Erbert, G., Heebner, J., Kalantar, D., Landen, O., MacGowan, B., Van Wonterghem, B., Wegner, P., Widmayer, C., and Yang, S.. National Ignition Facility Laser System Performance. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.13182/FST15-136.
Spaeth, Mary L., Manes, Kenneth R., Bowers, M., Celliers, P., Nicola, J. -M. Di, Nicola, P. Di, Dixit, S., Erbert, G., Heebner, J., Kalantar, D., Landen, O., MacGowan, B., Van Wonterghem, B., Wegner, P., Widmayer, C., & Yang, S.. National Ignition Facility Laser System Performance. United States. doi:10.13182/FST15-136.
Spaeth, Mary L., Manes, Kenneth R., Bowers, M., Celliers, P., Nicola, J. -M. Di, Nicola, P. Di, Dixit, S., Erbert, G., Heebner, J., Kalantar, D., Landen, O., MacGowan, B., Van Wonterghem, B., Wegner, P., Widmayer, C., and Yang, S.. 2017. "National Ignition Facility Laser System Performance". United States. doi:10.13182/FST15-136. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1259761.
@article{osti_1259761,
title = {National Ignition Facility Laser System Performance},
author = {Spaeth, Mary L. and Manes, Kenneth R. and Bowers, M. and Celliers, P. and Nicola, J. -M. Di and Nicola, P. Di and Dixit, S. and Erbert, G. and Heebner, J. and Kalantar, D. and Landen, O. and MacGowan, B. and Van Wonterghem, B. and Wegner, P. and Widmayer, C. and Yang, S.},
abstractNote = {The National Ignition Facility (NIF) laser is the culmination of more than 40 years of work at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory dedicated to the delivery of laser systems capable of driving experiments for the study of high-energy-density physics. Although NIF was designed to support a number of missions, it was clear from the beginning that its biggest challenge was to meet the requirements for pursuit of inertial confinement fusion. Meeting the Project Completion Criteria for NIF in 2009 and for the National Ignition Campaign (NIC) in 2012 included meeting the NIF Functional Requirements and Primary Criteria that were established for the project in 1994. Finally, during NIC and as NIF transitioned to a user facility, its goals were expanded to include requirements defined by the broader user community as well as by laser system designers and operators.},
doi = {10.13182/FST15-136},
journal = {Fusion Science and Technology},
number = 1,
volume = 69,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {3}
}