OMEGA EP target chamber illuminated by green light

OMEGA EP Sidelighter Path is Active

The second set of beam-delivery optics to the OMEGA EP target chamber was aligned and initial target shots were taken during the week of June 30. The OMEGA EP target chamber is shown illuminated by the second-harmonic (527-nm-wavelength) green light generated when the high-intensity (> 100 J in a 10-ps pulse) infrared laser hit the target. The final focusing optic, an off-axis parabola, is seen on the right-hand side of the image.