2012 Calendar

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    4ω Probe Wells

    The 10-ft-diam OMEGA EP target chamber continues to be populated with various diagnostics and fixed portals. Jeff Rodas is shown at TIM 12 during the installation of the two 4ω probe wells, one of which is seen as a specular source in the center.

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    4ω Probe Wells

    The 10-ft-diam OMEGA EP target chamber continues to be populated with various diagnostics and fixed portals. Jeff Rodas is shown at TIM 12 during the installation of the two 4ω probe wells, one of which is seen as a specular source in the center.

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    MIFEDS

    Felix Jin observes at close range coils of the MIFEDS (magneto-inertial fusion electrical discharge system) diagnostic. MIFEDS can generate magnetic fields up to 150 kG depending on the coil geometry. Used in conjunction with imploding capsules, MIFEDS has produced peak magnetic fields of +40 MG.

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    MIFEDS

    Felix Jin observes at close range coils of the MIFEDS (magneto-inertial fusion electrical discharge system) diagnostic. MIFEDS can generate magnetic fields up to 150 kG depending on the coil geometry. Used in conjunction with imploding capsules, MIFEDS has produced peak magnetic fields of +40 MG.

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    OLUG

    The Third Omega Laser Facility Users Group Workshop, held 2729 April 2011, attracted over 115 researchers from 15 universities, 14 centers and laboratories, and 13 countries. The purpose of the workshop was to facilitate a continuing dialogue among the individual users and between the users and LLE.

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    OLUG

    The Third Omega Laser Facility Users Group Workshop, held 2729 April 2011, attracted over 115 researchers from 15 universities, 14 centers and laboratories, and 13 countries. The purpose of the workshop was to facilitate a continuing dialogue among the individual users and between the users and LLE.

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    Polar Drive

    Density contour map of a gain = 32, 1.5-MJ, triple-picket, polar-drive design at ignition. A simple direct-drive capsule is imploded using specialized laser pulses and spot shapes.

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    Polar Drive

    Density contour map of a gain = 32, 1.5-MJ, triple-picket, polar-drive design at ignition. A simple direct-drive capsule is imploded using specialized laser pulses and spot shapes.

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    UROSS

    Jie Qiao in the OMEGA EP bay at the SPDP (short-pulse diagnostic package). The SPDP includes the UROSS (Ultrafast Rochester Optical Streak System) camera shown above.

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    UROSS

    Jie Qiao in the OMEGA EP bay at the SPDP (short-pulse diagnostic package). The SPDP includes the UROSS (Ultrafast Rochester Optical Streak System) camera shown above.

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    X-ray Thomson Scattering

    Dr. Sean Regan inspects a target assembly for x-ray Thomson-scattering experiments, which are used to validate our nonlocal hydrodynamic model in the coronal plasma. Theses simulations agree well with electron and ion-temperature measurements near the initial target surface.

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    X-ray Thomson Scattering

    Dr. Sean Regan inspects a target assembly for x-ray Thomson-scattering experiments, which are used to validate our nonlocal hydrodynamic model in the coronal plasma. Theses simulations agree well with electron and ion-temperature measurements near the initial target surface.

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    High School Program

    Participants in LLE's 22nd Summer High School Research Program with program director Dr. Stephen Craxton. The program challenges high school students to explore research topics and careers under the tutelage of LLE scientists, engineers, and staff in a state-of-the-art environment.

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    High School Program

    Participants in LLE's 22nd Summer High School Research Program with program director Dr. Stephen Craxton. The program challenges high school students to explore research topics and careers under the tutelage of LLE scientists, engineers, and staff in a state-of-the-art environment.

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    Bang Time Detector

    The LLE-built south-pole bang-time detector, installed inside the NIF target chamber, is used to determine the bang time along the hohlraum axis. It is one of the National Ignition Facility's diagnostics used for the National Ignition Campaign.

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    Bang Time Detector

    The LLE-built south-pole bang-time detector, installed inside the NIF target chamber, is used to determine the bang time along the hohlraum axis. It is one of the National Ignition Facility's diagnostics used for the National Ignition Campaign.

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    Fill Transfer Station Upgrade

    Access to the chamber in which targets are filled with hydrogen isotopes is infrequent and requires complex efforts to carry out. Mark Romanofsky fine tunes the installation of the shroud cooler and guide rail plates under the dome.

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    Fill Transfer Station Upgrade

    Access to the chamber in which targets are filled with hydrogen isotopes is infrequent and requires complex efforts to carry out. Mark Romanofsky fine tunes the installation of the shroud cooler and guide rail plates under the dome.

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    20,000th Shot

    Since the 60-beam OMEGA laser was commissioned in 1995, it has conducted 20,000 target shots. The facility capabilities include flexible pulse shaping, beam smoothing, power balance, and comprehensive diagnostics. OMEGA is one of the world's most productive high-energy-density-physics facilities.

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    20,000th Shot

    Since the 60-beam OMEGA laser was commissioned in 1995, it has conducted 20,000 target shots. The facility capabilities include flexible pulse shaping, beam smoothing, power balance, and comprehensive diagnostics. OMEGA is one of the world's most productive high-energy-density-physics facilities.

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    Polarized Optical Beams

    Michael Statt adjusts an apparatus for generating radial photo induced alignment in liquid crystal devices intended for polarization-control applications.

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    Polarized Optical Beams

    Michael Statt adjusts an apparatus for generating radial photo induced alignment in liquid crystal devices intended for polarization-control applications.

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    Cryogenic Shrouds

    Continued improvements in the delivery of cryogenic targets to the center of the OMEGA target chamber have led to the upgraded upper and lower thermal shrouds shown here. Housed in the moving cryostat transport cart, the lower shroud protects, cools, and positions the mounted target.

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    Cryogenic Shrouds

    Continued improvements in the delivery of cryogenic targets to the center of the OMEGA target chamber have led to the upgraded upper and lower thermal shrouds shown here. Housed in the moving cryostat transport cart, the lower shroud protects, cools, and positions the mounted target.

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