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RIS citation export for MOPV021: Upgrading the National Ignition Facility’s (NIF) Integrated Computer Control System to Support Optical Thompson Scattering (OTS) Diagnostic

AU  - Barnes, A.I.
AU  - Awwal, A.A.S.
AU  - Beaulac, L.
AU  - Blackwell, B.
AU  - Brunton, G.K.
AU  - Burns, K.
AU  - Castro Morales, J.R.
AU  - Fedorov, M.
AU  - Lacuata, R.
AU  - Leach, R.R.
AU  - Mathisen, D.G.
AU  - Miller Kamm, V.J.
AU  - Muralidhar, S.
AU  - Pacheu, V.
AU  - Pan, Y.
AU  - Patankar, S.
AU  - Patel, B.P.
AU  - Paul, M.
AU  - Rozenshteyn, R.
AU  - Sanchez, R.J.
AU  - Sauter, S.
AU  - Taranowski, M.
AU  - Tucker, D.
AU  - Wilhelmsen, K.C.
AU  - Wilson, B.A.
AU  - Zhang, H.
ED  - Furukawa, Kazuro
ED  - Yan, Yingbing
ED  - Leng, Yongbin
ED  - Chen, Zhichu
ED  - Schaa, Volker R.W.
TI  - Upgrading the National Ignition Facility’s (NIF) Integrated Computer Control System to Support Optical Thompson Scattering (OTS) Diagnostic
J2  - Proc. of ICALEPCS2021, Shanghai, China, 14-22 October 2021
CY  - Shanghai, China
T2  - International Conference on Accelerator and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems
T3  - 18
LA  - english
AB  - With the ability to deliver 2.1 MJ of 500 TW ultraviolet laser light to a target, the National Ignition Facility (NIF) is the world’s most energetic laser. This combination of energy and power allows the study of materials under conditions similar to the center of the sun. On fusion ignition experiments, plasma generated in the interior of the target shell can detrimentally impact the implosion symmetry and the resulting energy output. We are in the final stages of commissioning a significant new diagnostic system that will allow us to better understand the plasma conditions and improve our symmetry control techniques. This Optical Thompson Scattering (OTS) system consists of two major components: a probe laser beamline capable of delivering a world first 1 J of energy at 211 nm, and a diagnostic that both reflects the probe laser into the target and collects the scattered photons. Between these two components, the control system enhancements required integration of over 450 components into the existing automation suite. This talk will provide an overview of the system upgrade approach and the tools used to efficiently manage and test changes to both our data and software.
PB  - JACoW Publishing
CP  - Geneva, Switzerland
SP  - 173
EP  - 178
KW  - controls
KW  - laser
KW  - database
KW  - operation
KW  - alignment
DA  - 2022/03
PY  - 2022
SN  - 2226-0358
SN  - 978-3-95450-221-9
DO  - doi:10.18429/JACoW-ICALEPCS2021-MOPV021
UR  - https://jacow.org/icalepcs2021/papers/mopv021.pdf
ER  -