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Title: Laser and optical system for laser assisted hydrogen ion beam stripping at SNS

A high-efficiency laser assisted hydrogen ion (H-) beam stripping was recently successfully carried out in the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) accelerator. The experiment was not only an important step toward foil-less H- stripping for charge exchange injection, it also set up a first example of using megawatt ultraviolet (UV) laser source in an operational high power proton accelerator facility. This study reports in detail the design, installation, and commissioning result of a macro-pulsed multi-megawatt UV laser system and laser beam transport line for the laser stripping experiment.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Spallation Neutron Source
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; FG02-13ER41967
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 847; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; laser; hydrogen ion; laser stripping; charge exchange injection; Spallation Neutron Source
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OSTI ID: 1416764