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10-kJ PW laser for the FIREX-I programN. Miyanaga1, H. Azechi1, K.A. Tanaka2, T. Kanabe3, T. Jitsuno1, J. Kawanaka1, Y. Fujimoto1, R. Kodama2, H. Shiraga1, K. Knodo2, K. Tsubakimoto1, H. Habara2, J.Lu1, G. Xu1, N. Morio1, S. Matsuo1, E. Miyaji1, Y. Kawakami1, Y. Izawa1 and K. Mima1
1 Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
2 Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
3 Graduate School of Engineering, University of Fukui, Fukui, Fukui 910-8507, Japan
A 10-kJ PW laser (LFEX) is under construction for the FIREX-I program. This paper reports a design overview of LFEX, the technological development of a large-aperture arrayed amplifier with modified four-pass architecture, wavefront correction, a large-aperture Faraday rotator with a superconducting magnet, a new pulse compressor arrangement, and focus control.
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