High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 1, 010000e8 (2020)
Laser-system model for enhanced operational performance and flexibility on OMEGA EP
M. J. Guardalben†, M. Barczys, B. E. Kruschwitz, M. Spilatro, L. J. Waxer, and E. M. Hill
- Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14623-1299, USA
The development of laser performance models having real-time prediction capability for the OMEGA EP laser system has been essential in meeting requests from its user community for increasingly complex pulse shapes that span a wide range of energies. The laser operations model PSOPS provides rapid and accurate predictions of OMEGA EP laser-system performance in both forward and backward directions, a user-friendly interface and rapid optimization capability between shots. We describe the model’s features and show how PSOPS has allowed real-time optimization of the laser-system configuration in order to satisfy the demands of rapidly evolving experimental campaign needs. We also discuss several enhancements to laser-system performance accuracy and flexibility enabled by PSOPS.
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