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Laboratory for Laser Energetics

  title={Laboratory for Laser Energetics},
  author={Simon Narang},
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A Pulse Power Modulator with Extremely Flat-top Output Pulses for the Compact Linear Collider at CERN

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Simulation of stimulated Brillouin scattering and stimulated Raman scattering in shock ignition

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Permeation fill-tube design for inertial confinement fusion target capsules

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