High average power solid state laser power conditioning system
The power conditioning system for the High Average Power Laser program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is described. The system has been operational for two years. It is high voltage, high power, fault protected, and solid state. The power conditioning system drives flashlamps that pump solid state lasers. Flashlamps are driven by silicon control rectifier (SCR) switched, resonant charged, (LC) discharge pulse forming networks (PFNs). The system uses fiber optics for control and diagnostics. Energy and thermal diagnostics are monitored by computers.
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- Report Number(s):
- UCRL-96239; CONF-8706204-1
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- Resource Relation:
- Conference: 6. Institute of Electrical and Electronis Engineers pulsed power conference, Baltimore, MD, USA, 29 Jun 1987; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
- Research Org:
- Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; SOLID STATE LASERS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DIAGNOSTIC USES; FIBER OPTICS; LASERS; USES 440300* -- Miscellaneous Instruments-- (-1989)
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