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Source- 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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