In Apr. 1989, Nova provided an. output of 125 kj at 1.05 μm in a 2.5-ns duration square pulse to calorimeters located in front of its frequency conversion arrays with an energy balance among the ten beams of approximately ±1.0%. To realize the full benefit for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) experiments, this increased energy must be efficiently converted to the third harmonic (3ω) and provide good energy and power balance among the ten beams on target in a pulse that is temporally shaped to maximize target density.

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