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Uploaded on Apr 13, 2009

Source- https://lasers.llnl.gov/multimedia/vi...

A collection of short videos regarding various aspects of the National Ignition Facility.

0:00
KDP Crystal Growth
Watch a synthetic seed crystal grow into an 800-pound potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP) crystal for use in the National Ignition Facility.

0:56
Optical Processing Facility
This video shows the painstaking process of preparing lenses, crystals and other optics for installation in NIF.

1:58
Optics Assembly Building
Watch technicians in clean-room body suits install a lens into a line replaceable unit for installation in a NIF beamline.

2:26
PAM Factory
In this video technicians assemble and align the components of NIF preamplifier modules, or PAMs.

3:18
Optical Switch
Technicians are shown testing the plasma electrode Pockels cell, or PEPC, a key component in the NIF beamline.

4:09
Target Chamber Construction
Watch the huge NIF target chamber being assembled and lifted into place in the target bay.

5:06
Target Chamber Exterior
This video shows the locations on the NIF target chamber where the final optics assemblies will be attached.

6:02
Target Chamber Interior
Ride along with NIF technicians as they take you inside the target chamber on a specially designed lift.

6:51
Control Room
Watch and listen as NIF Control Room operators prepare for a laser shot.

8:11
Deformable Mirror
See how NIF's unique deformable mirrors correct for aberrations in the laser beam.

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