This volume of the LLE Review, covering the period from April to June 2000, includes articles on OMEGA diagnostics and experiments as well as research related to the manufacturing and characterization of optical elements used in the laser system. The feature article describes the implementation of electronic cameras to record time-integrated x-ray images on OMEGA.
Additional research highlights reported in this issue are:
- An experimental study of the spatial structure of temperature and density in compressed laser targets on OMEGA.
- A new diagnostic technique, demonstrated on OMEGA, for obtaining particle spectra from imploded targets.
- An interferometric technique for characterizing OMEGA optical elements.
- A study of the mechanisms of glass polishing in the magnetorheological finishing (MRF) technique.