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Title: Mach-Zehnder Modulator Performance on the NIF South Pole Bang Time Diagnostic

We present performance data for Mach-Zehnder optical modulators fielded on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) as a potential signal path upgrade for the South Pole Bang Time diagnostic. A single channel demonstration system has been deployed utilizing two modulators operating in a 90-degree In phase and Quadrature (I/Q) configuration. X-ray target emission signals are split and fed into two recording systems: a reference CRT based oscilloscope, Greenfield FTD10000, and the dual Mach-Zehnder system. Results of X-ray implosion time (bang time) determination from these two recording systems are compared and presented.
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Journal ID: ISSN 0277-786X
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Journal Volume: 8850; Conference: SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference, August 27, 2013
Research Org:
Nevada Test Site/National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Contributing Orgs:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, National Security Technologies, LLC, Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Country of Publication:
United States
Mach-Zehnder, NIF Diagnostics