OMEGA EP Amplifiers

  • Amplifier housings light up
    Amplifier Housings Light Up as OMEGA EP Fires
    Amplifier housings light up

    Amplifier Housings Light Up as OMEGA EP Fires

    Looking southwest from the target area structure, amplifier housings are lit as OMEGA EP's four beams fire. With no bay lights on, the beamline structures are illuminated by the flash of light that energizes the laser amplifiers. The grating compressor chamber can be seen in the shadows at the right.

  • Amplifier Housing Being Assembled
    Amplifier Housing Assembly
    Amplifier Housing Being Assembled

    Amplifier Housing Assembly

    Amplifier housing being assembled.

  • Amplifier Housing Being Cleaned
    Amplifier Housing Cleaning
    Amplifier Housing Being Cleaned

    Amplifier Housing Cleaning

    Amplifier housing being cleaned.

  • Amplifier glass awaiting integration
    Amplifier Glass
    Amplifier glass awaiting integration

    Amplifier Glass

    Amplifier glass awaiting integration.

  • Assembling Amplifiers
    Assembling Amplifiers
    Assembling Amplifiers

    Assembling Amplifiers

    Amplifiers being assembled.

  • Installing Amplifiers
    Installing Amplifiers
    Installing Amplifiers

    Installing Amplifiers

    Amplifiers being installed.

  • Main amplifier showing 11 modules, each with one laser disk.
    Main Amplifier
    Main amplifier showing 11 modules, each with one laser disk.

    Main Amplifier

    Main amplifier showing 11 modules, each with one laser disk.

  • Main Amplifier
    Main Amplifier
    Main Amplifier

    Main Amplifier

    Main Amplifier

  • Main Amplifier
    Main Amplifier
    Main Amplifier

    Main Amplifier

    Main Amplifier

  • Preparing a glass amplifier for cleaning.
    Preparing Amplifier
    Preparing a glass amplifier for cleaning.

    Preparing Amplifier

    Preparing a glass amplifier for cleaning.

  • Inspecting the amplifier glass.
    Inspecting Amplifier Glass
    Inspecting the amplifier glass.

    Inspecting Amplifier Glass

    Inspecting the amplifier glass.

  • Inspecting the amplifier glass
    Inspecting Amplifier Glass
    Inspecting the amplifier glass

    Inspecting Amplifier Glass

    Inspecting the amplifier glass.

  • Preparing Amplifier Glass
    Preparing Amplifier
    Preparing Amplifier Glass

    Preparing Amplifier

    Preparing the amplifier glass.

  • Examining the amplifier housing for particulate.
    Examining Amplifier
    Examining the amplifier housing for particulate.

    Examining Amplifier

    Examining the amplifier housing for particulate.

  • Assembling the first amplifier glass.
    Assembling Amplifier
    Assembling the first amplifier glass.

    Assembling Amplifier

    Assembling the first amplifier glass.

  • Looking Through the Amplifiers
    Amplifiers
    Looking Through the Amplifiers

    Looking Through the Amplifiers

    Looking through the amplifiers.

  • Isometric view of an OMEGA EP amplifier module with the three major subassemblies: amplifier frame assembly, disk frame assembly and pump module, labeled. The path of the laser beam is also shown.
    Amplifier Module
    Isometric view of an OMEGA EP amplifier module with the three major subassemblies: amplifier frame assembly, disk frame assembly and pump module, labeled. The path of the laser beam is also shown.

    Amplifier Module

    Isometric view of an OMEGA EP amplifier module with the three major subassemblies: amplifier frame assembly, disk frame assembly and pump module, labeled. The path of the laser beam is also shown.

  • The I-beam amplifier support: End view of the main cavity structure.
    I-Beam Amplifier Support
    The I-beam amplifier support: End view of the main cavity structure.

    I-Beam Amplifier Support

    The I-beam amplifier support: End view of the main cavity structure.

  • Main cavity (11-disk) amplifier with added beam tubes and I-beam support structure. Each module contains one disk.
    Main Cavity Amplifier
    Main cavity (11-disk) amplifier with added beam tubes and I-beam support structure. Each module contains one disk.

    Main Cavity Amplifier

    Main cavity (11-disk) amplifier with added beam tubes and I-beam support structure. Each module contains one disk.

  • Booster (7-disk) amplifier with support structure with added beam tubes.
    Booster Amplifier
    Booster (7-disk) amplifier with support structure with added beam tubes.

    Booster Amplifier

    Booster (7-disk) amplifier with support structure with added beam tubes.

  • Dimensional view of the 40-cm amplifier frame assembly. This assembly serves as the structural backbone of the amplifier module. The disk frame assembly mounts inside and the pump module mounts to the exterior.
    Amplifier Frame Assembly
    Dimensional view of the 40-cm amplifier frame assembly. This assembly serves as the structural backbone of the amplifier module. The disk frame assembly mounts inside and the pump module mounts to the exterior.

    Amplifier Frame Assembly

    Dimensional view of the 40-cm amplifier frame assembly. This assembly serves as the structural backbone of the amplifier module. The disk frame assembly mounts inside and the pump module mounts to the exterior.

  • Dimensional and sectional views of the disk frame assembly. This assembly serves as a structural backbone of the amplifier module. The disk frame assembly mounts inside and the pump module mounts to the exterior.
    Disk Frame Assembly
    Dimensional and sectional views of the disk frame assembly. This assembly serves as a structural backbone of the amplifier module. The disk frame assembly mounts inside and the pump module mounts to the exterior.

    Disk Frame Assembly

    Dimensional and sectional views of the disk frame assembly. This assembly serves as a structural backbone of the amplifier module. The disk frame assembly mounts inside and the pump module mounts to the exterior.

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