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May 25
An 800 pound potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP) crystal grown for the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to be cut into slices and used on NIF for frequency conversion from the IR fundamental line at 1053 nm to UV at 351 nm.
NIF is a laser-based inertial confinement fusion (IFC) research device which uses powerful lasers to heat and compress a small amount of hydrogen fuel to the point where nuclear fusion reactions take place. NIF is the largest and most energetic ICF device built to date, and the first expected to reach the long-sought goal of “ignition” (more energy coming out than is put in).

An 800 pound potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP) crystal grown for the National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to be cut into slices and used on NIF for frequency conversion from the IR fundamental line at 1053 nm to UV at 351 nm.

NIF is a laser-based inertial confinement fusion (IFC) research device which uses powerful lasers to heat and compress a small amount of hydrogen fuel to the point where nuclear fusion reactions take place. NIF is the largest and most energetic ICF device built to date, and the first expected to reach the long-sought goal of “ignition” (more energy coming out than is put in).


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