23 J amplified IR achieved in Final Amplifier with 48 J pump.
The HEDP Lab is under construction.
Here is a peak at what went on:
John and Pete: Physics Department machine shop
Optical mount bases and vacuum chamber end flange being machined at the Physics Department and local machine shops
Compressor table being secured to the compressor chamber
Compressor table being lowered into place
Compressor table being moved into the compressor chamber
Compressor chamber and the table that will hold the compressor optics
Fold chamber enclosing beam relay optics from the amplification crystal to the compressor chamber
Hole in the wall to pass the laser beam to the new target room
New Petawatt Amplifier and Pumps
Petawatt target chamber