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Title: 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.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6131440
Report Number(s):
UCRL-96239; CONF-8706204-1
ON: DE87013558
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
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
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; SOLID STATE LASERS; CONTROL SYSTEMS; DIAGNOSTIC USES; FIBER OPTICS; LASERS; USES 440300* -- Miscellaneous Instruments-- (-1989)