OMEGA Amplifiers

  • 20-cm Disk Amplifiers for OMEGA
    OMEGA Amplifiers
    20-cm Disk Amplifiers for OMEGA

    OMEGA Amplifiers

    OMEGA 20-cm disk amplifiers.

  • 15 cm Disk Amplifier
    15-cm Disk Amplifier
    15 cm Disk Amplifier

    15-cm Disk Amplifier

    The 15-cm disk amplifier has 132-cm-long longitudinal flash lamps, each equivalent in arc length to a five-lamp brick used on the 20-cm disk amplifier.

  • OMEGA 90 mm diameter rod amplifier
    90-mm Rod Amplifier
    OMEGA 90 mm diameter rod amplifier

    90-mm Rod Amplifier

    An OMEGA 90-mm-diam rod amplifier.

  • Disk Amplifier Component Diagram
    20-cm Disk Amplifier Schematic
    Disk Amplifier Component Diagram

    20-cm Disk Amplifier Schematic

    The major components of the 20-cm disk amplifiers. The 15-cm disk amplifier is smaller but has longitudinal flash lamps rather than transverse.

  • Amplifier Staging Diagram
    Amplifier Staging
    Amplifier Staging Diagram

    Amplifier Staging

    The amplifier staging of the upgraded OMEGA laser consists of four stages of rod amplifiers and two stages of disk amplifiers. The early stages compensate for the 1:60 splitting; the last three stages provide ~97% of the beamline energy.

  • Disk Amplifier Support Structure
    Disk Amplifier Support Structure
    Disk Amplifier Support Structure

    Disk Amplifier Support Structure

    One of the four structures that support the Stage-E and Stage-F disk amplifiers. Each structure has six doors, each of which can swing out any or all of the associated five amplifiers. A crane on each structure can lower an amplifier to floor level to facilitate routine maintenance.

  • OMEGA Laser Rods
    OMEGA Laser Rods
    OMEGA Laser Rods

    OMEGA Laser Rods

    Illustration of the OMEGA Laser Rods

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