OMEGA EP Experimental Systems

  • OMEGA EP Sidelighter
    OMEGA EP Sidelighter
    OMEGA EP Sidelighter

    OMEGA EP Sidelighter

    The mechanical assembly of the antechamber on the OMEGA EP sidelighter-- shown is a partially assembled service trailer that includes two cable carriers. The first carrier allows the trailer and second carrier to travel half way. The trailer then stops where the second carrier extends, allowing the OAPI-M to reach its position inside the OMEGA EP target chamber.

  • Target Shot
    Target Shot
    Target Shot

    Target Shot

    Image of laser-irradiated target on OMEGA EP (5/07/08)

  • Target Shot
    Target Shot
    Target Shot

    Target Shot

    Target shot with 10 OMEGA beams on target (4/01/08)

  • Firing OMEGA EP into the OMEGA Target Chamber
    Firing OMEGA EP into the OMEGA Target Chamber
    Firing OMEGA EP into the OMEGA Target Chamber

    Firing OMEGA EP into the OMEGA Target Chamber

    First firing of OMEGA EP into the OMEGA target chamber (target is on the left; reflection on right off diagnostic) (3/31/08)

  • The First Target
    The First Target
    The First Target

    The First Target

    The first target going into the OMEGA EP target chamber (2/25/08)

  • Target Area Structure
    Target Area Structure
    Target Area Structure

    Target Area Structure

    Target area structure (2/22/08)

  • Target Chamber
    Target Chamber
    Target Chamber

    Target Chamber

    A view of the OMEGA EP target chamber

  • OAPI/M Alignment
    Short-pulse beam tubes
    OAPI/M Alignment

    Short-Pulse Beam Tubes

    Short-pulse beam tubes

  • OAPI/M Alignment
    OAPI/M Alignment
    OAPI/M Alignment

    OAPI/M Alignment

    Continued OAPI/M alignment in the EP target chamber.

  • H7X
    H7X
    H7X

    H7X

    H7X mounted inside of the Target Chamber (9/27/07)

  • OMEGA EP Bay
    OMEGA EP Bay
    OMEGA EP Bay

    OMEGA EP Bay

    OMEGA EP bay (8/14/07)

  • OMEGA EP Beam Tubes
    OMEGA EP Beam Tubes
    OMEGA EP Beam Tubes

    OMEGA EP Beam Tubes

    Work continues on EP beam tubes in OMEGA.

  • Target Positioner
    Target Positioner
    Target Positioner

    Target Positioner

    Target positioner inside the target chamber.

  • Target Chamber
    Target Chamber
    Target Chamber

    Target Chamber

    Inside the target chamber (5/22/07)

  • OAPI
    OAPI
    OAPI

    OAPI

    Off-axis parabola inserter/manipulator installation. (4/11/07)

  • Grating Compressor Chamber
    Grating Compressor Chamber
    Grating Compressor Chamber

    Grating Compressor Chamber

    Working on the grating compressor chamber.

  • Inside the OAPI
    Inside the OAPI
    Inside the OAPI

    Inside the OAPI

    View inside the OAPI looking away from chamber center.

  • Target Area Structure
    Target Area Structure
    Target Area Structure

    Target Area Structure

    Target area structure (3/22/07)

  • Target Positioner
    Target Positioner
    Target Positioner

    Target Positioner

    Installing the target positioner (3/07/07)

  • OMEGA EP Target Chamber
    OMEGA EP Target Chamber
    OMEGA EP Target Chamber

    OMEGA EP Target Chamber

    A view of the OMEGA EP target chamber from above. (2/12/07)

  • Target Viewing System
    Target Viewing System
    Target Viewing System

    Target Viewing System

    A view of the target viewing system from the east side. (2/1/07)

  • TIM-2
    TIM-2
    TIM-2

    TIM-2

    Installing TIM-2 on OMEGA. (1/2/07)

  • Modifying the Port
    Modifying the Port
    Modifying the Port

    Modifying the Port

    Modifying the port to accept the OMEGA EP beam. (1/2/07)

  • Target Chamber
    Target Chamber
    Target Chamber

    Target Chamber

    A view of the target chamber from below. (11/17/06)

  • Target Chamber
    Target Chamber
    Target Chamber

    Target Chamber

    A view of the target chamber from below. (5/8/06)

  • Target Area Structure
    Target Area Structure
    Target Area Structure

    Target Area Structure

    View of target area structure from above. (1/20/06)

  • OMEGA EP Target Chamber
    OMEGA EP Target Chamber
    OMEGA EP Target Chamber

    OMEGA EP Target Chamber

    Target chamber, view from crane. (11/14/05)

  • OMEGA EP Target Chamber
    OMEGA EP Target Chamber
    OMEGA EP Target Chamber

    OMEGA EP Target Chamber

    Cutaway illustration of the OMEGA EP target chamber (TC) and the GCC (partial view) looking south. The TC selection mirror (upper right) can be aligned to direct the temporally compressed beam to enter the backlighter port (blue) or sidelighter port (red). A related geometry enables simultaneous backlighting and sidelighting within the OMEGA EP chamber. The TC selection mirror may also be reoriented to direct the beam to the OMEGA TC (not shown).

  • The south elevation view of the OMEGA EP target chamber
    Grating Compressor Chamber
    The south elevation view of the OMEGA EP target chamber

    Grating Compressor Chamber

    A drawing of the GCC shows the main equipment access door to the south and the beam exit ports to the north. The two beam exits to the east support OMEGA EP's sidelighter and backlighter capabilities. The west beam penetrates the shield walls of OMEGA EP and OMEGA and enters the OMEGA target chamber at port H9.

  • The south elevation view of the OMEGA EP target chamber
    OMEGA EP Target Chamber
    The south elevation view of the OMEGA EP target chamber

    OMEGA EP Target Chamber

    The south elevation view of the OMEGA EP target chamber shows the 23° and 48° entry port locations. The backlighter OAP inserter/manipulator resides in the large port at the center of the drawing and the sidelighter OAP manipulator is located at the "–Y" equatorial location.

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