OMEGA EP Beamlines

  • OMEGA EP beamlines looking south
    Beamlines Looking South
    OMEGA EP beamlines looking south

    Beamlines Looking South

    A view of the OMEGA EP beamlines, looking south.

  • First EP Frequency Conversion Crystal (FCC) at the tuning station
    Frequency Conversion Crystal
    First EP Frequency Conversion Crystal (FCC) at the tuning station

    Frequency Conversion Crystal

    First OMEGA EP Frequency Conversion Crystal (FCC) at the tuning station.

  • Tiled grating assemblies in the GCC
    Tiled Grating Assemblies
    Tiled grating assemblies in the GCC

    Tiled Grating Assemblies

    Tiled Grating Assemblies in the grating compressor chamber.

  • The EP laser looking north
    Beamlines Looking North
    The EP laser looking north

    Beamlines Looking North

    The OMEGA EP beamlines, looking north.

  • OMEGA EP Grating Inspection System
    OMEGA EP Grating Inspection System
    OMEGA EP Grating Inspection System

    OMEGA EP Grating Inspection System

    The final phase of installing the Grating Inspection System is shown inside OMEGA EP's Grating Compression Chamber. Two GIS systems will be used to perform detection scans of damage sites on both upper and lower tiled-grating assemblies fourth TGA. The image of TGA1 (left) is shown reflected off the Fizeau Selection Mirror (right).

  • Off-axis parabola inserter manipulator installation
    Off-Axis Parabola Inserter/Manipulator
    Off-axis parabola inserter manipulator installation

    Off-Axis Parabola Inserter/Manipulator

    Off-axis parabola inserter/manipulator installation.

  • OMEGA EP Beamlines
    Beamlines
    OMEGA EP Beamlines

    Beamlines

    View of the OMEGA EP Beamlines.

  • OMEGA EP Beamlines
    Beamlines
    OMEGA EP Beamlines

    Beamlines

    View of the OMEGA EP Beamlines.

  • Four tiled grating assemblies in the GCC
    Tiled Grating Assemblies
    Four tiled grating assemblies in the GCC

    Tiled Grating Assemblies

    Four tiled grating assemblies in the GCC.

  • Using CMM to Measure Submicron Movement
    Off-axis Parabola Inserter/Manipulator
    Using CMM to Measure Submicron Movement

    Off-axis Parabola Inserter/Manipulator

    Using the CMM to measure submicron movement in the off-axis parabola manipulator.

  • Off-Axis Parabola Manipulator
    Off-axis Parabola Inserter/Manipulator
    Off-Axis Parabola Manipulator

    Off-axis Parabola Inserter/Manipulator

    A view of the off-axis parabola inserter/manipulator before installation.

  • Parabola Alignment Diagnostic
    Parabola Alignment Diagnostic
    Parabola Alignment Diagnostic

    Parabola Alignment Diagnostic

    The OMEGA EP parabola alignment diagnostic.

  • GCC Beam Blocks
    Beam Blocks
    GCC Beam Blocks

    Beam Blocks

    Beam blocks in the grating compressor chamber.

  • Installing the First Deformable Mirror
    Deformable Mirror
    Installing the First Deformable Mirror

    Deformable Mirror

    Installing the first deformable mirror in the grating compressor chamber.

  • First Deformable Mirror Installed
    Deformable Mirror
    First Deformable Mirror Installed

    Deformable Mirror

    The first deformable mirror installed.

  • Tiled Grating Test Stand
    Tiled Grating Test Stand
    Tiled Grating Test Stand

    Tiled Grating Test Stand

    A view of the tiled grating test stand.

  • Beamlines
    Beamlines
    Beamlines

    Beamlines

    A view of the OMEGA EP beamlines

  • Coating the Off-Axis Parabola
    Off-Axis Parabola
    Coating the Off-Axis Parabola

    Off-Axis Parabola

    Coating the off-axis parabola.

  • Working on Beamline Three
    Working on Beamlines
    Working on Beamline Three

    Working on Beamlines

    Working on beamline 3.

  • Installing Beamline Two Polarizer
    Polarizer
    Installing Beamline Two Polarizer

    Polarizer

    Installing the beamline two polarizer.

  • Installing beamline 2 polarizer into its frame
    Polarizer
    Installing beamline 2 polarizer into its frame

    Polarizer

    Installing the beamline two polarizer into its frame.

  • Inside of Beamline Three
    Beamline Three
    Inside of Beamline Three

    Beamline Three

    A view inside of beamline three.

  • Aligning the short pulse diagnostic package
    Aligning the SPDP
    Aligning the short pulse diagnostic package

    Aligning the SPDP

    Aligning the short pulse diagnostic package.

  • Preparing Framework for the SPDP Table
    SPDP Table
    Preparing Framework for the SPDP Table

    SPDP Table

    Preparing the framework for the short pulse diagnostic package table.

  • Inside the IR Viewer
    Inside the IR Viewer
    Inside the IR Viewer

    Inside the IR Viewer

    Inside the IR viewer, showing imaging of the cross-hair pattern.

  • Working in the OMEGA EP Inserter
    OMEGA EP Inserter
    Working in the OMEGA EP Inserter

    OMEGA EP Inserter

    Working in the OMEGA EP inserter.

  • OAPI Main Carriage Assembled
    OAPI Main Carriage
    OAPI Main Carriage Assembled

    OAPI Main Carriage

    Off-axis parabola inserter main carriage assembled

  • Beamlines
    Beamlines
    Beamlines

    Beamlines

    A view of the OMEGA EP beamlines.

  • Aligning the Beam in Beamline Four
    Aligning the Beam
    Aligning the Beam in Beamline Four

    Aligning the Beam

    Aligning the beam in beamline four

  • Tiled Grating Assembly
    Tiled Grating Assembly
    Tiled Grating Assembly

    Tiled Grating Assembly

    OMEGA EP tiled grating assembly.

  • Tiled Grating Assembly
    Tiled Grating Assembly
    Tiled Grating Assembly

    Tiled Grating Assembly

    OMEGA EP tiled grating assembly.

  • Beamline 4 Periscope Installation
    Periscope
    Beamline 4 Periscope Installation

    Periscope

    Installation of the beamline 4 periscope.

  • Beamlines
    Beamlines
    Beamlines

    Beamlines

    A view of the OMEGA EP beamlines.

  • Looking North on Beamline 1
    Beamline One
    Looking North on Beamline 1

    Beamline One

    A view of the OMEGA EP beamline one looking north.

  • Beamlines
    Beamlines
    Beamlines

    Beamlines

    Inspecting the beamlines.

  • Measuring the peak anti-reflective wavelength on a PEPC window.
    PEPC Window
    Measuring the peak anti-reflective wavelength on a PEPC window.

    PEPC Window

    Measuring the peak anti-reflective wavelength on a PEPC window.

  • Deformable Mirror Assembly
    Deformable Mirror Assembly
    Deformable Mirror Assembly

    Deformable Mirror Assembly

    OMEGA EP deformable mirror assembly

  • Beamlines under construction
    Beamlines Under Construction
    Beamlines under construction

    Beamlines Under Construction

    OMEGA EP beamlines under construction.

  • Beamlines under construction
    Beamlines Under Construction
    Beamlines under construction

    Beamlines Under Construction

    OMEGA EP beamlines under construction.

  • Optical components for the injection and amplification portions of an OMEGA EP beamline.
    Optical Components
    Optical components for the injection and amplification portions of an OMEGA EP beamline.

    Optical Components

    Optical components for the injection and amplification portions of an OMEGA EP beamline. Beamlines 3 and 4 do not have short-pulse capability and therefore do not require POL2.

  • Grating Pulse Compressor
    Grating Pulse Compressor
    Grating Pulse Compressor

    Grating Pulse Compressor

    The upper of two four-grating pulse compressors is shown inside the GCC. The lower compressor is identical. The output of each compressor is directed to a beam combiner where the pulses are coaxially aligned. A target chamber selection mirror (not shown) diverts pulses to either target chamber. Alternatively, the two pulses can be used to simultaneously backlight and sidelight an OMEGA EP target.

  • Illustrations of the inner workings of the GCC
    Grating Compressor Chamber
    Illustrations of the inner workings of the GCC

    Grating Compressor Chamber

    Illustration of the inner workings of the GCC shows the locations of the TGA's, G1 to G4, and the target chamber selection mirror. The upper and lower compressors for Beams 1 and 2 are aligned atop one another. After pulse compression, the co-aligned beams reflect off the selection mirror and exit the GCC, propagating to the target chamber of choice. Diagnostic beams exit the GCC via the SPDP output periscope.

  • Integrated interferometers in the GCC
    Integrated Interferometers
    Integrated interferometers in the GCC

    Integrated Interferometers

    Integrated interferometers (one shown) in the GCC allow for the precision alignment of the tiles in each tiled-grating assembly for each pulse compressor. Insertable CAM's located before TGA1, between TGA's 2 and 3 and after TGA4 support alignment of the TGA's. A two-wavelength Littrow alignment procedure using the SPDP laser is used to align the compressors.

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