Mitigation of laser damage on National Ignition Facility optics in volume production

@inproceedings{Folta2013MitigationOL,
  title={Mitigation of laser damage on National Ignition Facility optics in volume production},
  author={James A. Folta and Mike C. Nostrand and John Honig and Nan Wong and F. Ravizza and Paul Geraghty and M. Taranowski and Gary L. Johnson and Glenn Larkin and Doug Ravizza and John E. Peterson and B. Welday and Paul J. Wegner},
  booktitle={Laser Damage},
  year={2013}
}
The National Ignition Facility has recently achieved the milestone of delivering over 1.8 MJ and 500 TW of 351 nm laser energy and power on target, which required average fluences up to 9 J/cm2 (3 ns equivalent) in the final optics system. Commercial fused silica laser-grade UV optics typically have a maximum operating threshold of 5 J/cm2. We have developed an optics recycling process which enables NIF to operate above the laser damage initiation and growth thresholds. We previously reported a… CONTINUE READING

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