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Target Mounting Systems for Rep-Rated Lasers

N. B. Alexander, D. T. Goodin, R. B. Stephens

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 51 / Number 4 / May 2007 / Pages 795-799

Technical Paper /

GA is developing the target fabrication and insertion capabilities required for a >100 TW rep-rated laser to be built at Ohio State University. We will be assembling an integrated system that includes mass target production, separation and assembly onto carriers, rapid insertion and precise alignment. We will describe target-mounting methods we have investigated for holding targets on target carriers at a repeatable position with respect to location fiducials fabricated into the carriers. The effect of shaking the target carrier on the repeatability of the target location will be examined. Alignment of the target using the carrier fiducials will also be described.

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