A Double-Sided Electron Beam Generator for KrF Laser Excitation
LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB CA
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Several laser systems excited by electron beam have been identified as candidates for pump sources for laser fusion applications. The electron beam generators required must be compact, reliable and capable of synchronization with other system components. A KrF laser, designated the A amplifier, producing a minimum output of 25 J was needed for the RAPIER Raman Amplifier Pumped by Intensified Excimer Radiation system. A double-sided electron beam system was designed and constructed specifically for this purpose and has produced 35 J of KrF output. Each of the two electron beam machines in the system operates with an rms jitter of 0.4 ns and together occupy 3.5 m2 of floor space.
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