2009 Calendar

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    Cryogenic Fill Test Facility

    Cryogenic fill-tube capsule visible in a layering sphere; fuel flows to the target through a small tube in the support stalk. This target concept can be extended to direct drive on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and cone-in-shell advanced ignition targets at LLE.

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    Cryogenic Fill Test Facility

    Cryogenic fill-tube capsule visible in a layering sphere; fuel flows to the target through a small tube in the support stalk. This target concept can be extended to direct drive on the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and cone-in-shell advanced ignition targets at LLE.

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    FCC Tuning Table

    OMEGA EP frequency-conversion crystals (FCC's) are prepared for laboratory tuning. When installed, these crystals efficiently convert the infrared beams to ultraviolet.

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    FCC Tuning Table

    OMEGA EP frequency-conversion crystals (FCC's) are prepared for laboratory tuning. When installed, these crystals efficiently convert the infrared beams to ultraviolet.

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    ASBO Diagnostic

    The Active Shock Breakout (ASBO) diagnostic measures the timing of shock waves inside an imploding cryogenic D2 sphere. The position of ASBO fringes (upper image) is proportional to the velocity; the results of a double-foot pulse experiment shows the coalescence of waves (lower graph).

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    ASBO Diagnostic

    The Active Shock Breakout (ASBO) diagnostic measures the timing of shock waves inside an imploding cryogenic D2 sphere. The position of ASBO fringes (upper image) is proportional to the velocity; the results of a double-foot pulse experiment shows the coalescence of waves (lower graph).

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    Fiducial Test Bed

    OMEGA timing fiducial produces infrared, green, and ultraviolet eight-pulse "combs" that are used for timing and calibration. Full tests were completed in a test bed prior to installation in the OMEGA Target Bay.

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    Fiducial Test Bed

    OMEGA timing fiducial produces infrared, green, and ultraviolet eight-pulse "combs" that are used for timing and calibration. Full tests were completed in a test bed prior to installation in the OMEGA Target Bay.

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    OMEGA EP Laser Dedication

    On Friday, 16 May 2008, Dr. Robert McCrory dedicated the new OMEGA EP laser at the Robert L. Sproull Center for Ultra High Intensity Laser Research at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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    OMEGA EP Laser Dedication

    On Friday, 16 May 2008, Dr. Robert McCrory dedicated the new OMEGA EP laser at the Robert L. Sproull Center for Ultra High Intensity Laser Research at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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    MTW

    The Multi-Terawatt (MTW) Laser Facility supports small-scale target-physics experiments as well as laser- and target-diagnostic development for OMEGA EP. Here, LLE scientists prepare the optical transition radiation diagnostic for operation.

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    MTW

    The Multi-Terawatt (MTW) Laser Facility supports small-scale target-physics experiments as well as laser- and target-diagnostic development for OMEGA EP. Here, LLE scientists prepare the optical transition radiation diagnostic for operation.

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    High School Program

    Participants in LLE's 20th Summer High School Research Program are shown in the OMEGA EP Laser Bay and at work on their projects.

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    High School Program

    Dr. Stephen Craxton, Program Director, with Ms. Jane Bowdler, recipient of the 2008 William D. Ryan Inspirational Teacher Award.

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    Joint Operations

    Target-implosion images from the first joint OMEGA and OMEGA EP target shots. Watchstanders from both the OMEGA and the OMEGA EP shot crews are briefed for a day of joint facility shots (bottom, center).

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    Joint Operations

    Target-implosion images from the first joint OMEGA and OMEGA EP target shots.

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    Off-Axis Parabola Inserter/Manipulator

    A view inside the OMEGA EP target chamber shows target diagnostics and engineers performing final checks on the off-axis parabola inserter/manipulator.

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    Off-Axis Parabola Inserter/Manipulator

    A view inside the OMEGA EP target chamber shows target diagnostics and engineers performing final checks on the off-axis parabola inserter/manipulator.

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    OMEGA EP Short-Pulse Transport

    The OMEGA EP off-axis parabola inserter/manipulator is assembled prior to installationon the target chamber; this machine facilitates precise focusing of the short-pulse beam.

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    OMEGA EP Short-Pulse Transport

    The OMEGA EP off-axis parabola inserter/manipulator is assembled prior to installationon the target chamber; this machine facilitates precise focusing of the short-pulse beam.

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    NIF PAM

    A NIF preamplifier module (PAM) is in preparation for deployment on the OMEGA EP Laser System to test, among other things, polar-drive beam-smoothing techniques such as dynamic bandwidth reduction (left) and 1-D Multi-FM SSD (right) for possible implementation on the NIF.

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    NIF PAM

    A NIF preamplifier module (PAM) is in preparation for deployment on the OMEGA EP Laser System to test, among other things, polar-drive beam-smoothing techniques such as dynamic bandwidth reduction (left) and 1-D Multi-FM SSD (right) for possible implementation on the NIF.

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    TVS-II

    OMEGA Target Viewing System imagers (upper photos) and illuminators (lower photos) create high magnification images within the OMEGA target chamber. These instruments are used to align and characterize targets at chamber center.

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    TVS-II

    OMEGA Target Viewing System imagers and illuminators create high magnification images within the OMEGA target chamber. These instruments are used to align and characterize targets at chamber center.

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