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A few facts about the Orion laser facility.
Shaping the future of plasma physics. The Orion laser facility is used to conduct research into high energy density physics phenomena.
The Broad-Band X-ray Diffraction Diagnostic (BBXRD) is a type of Laue camera used to record X-ray diffraction data from single-crystal samples of different materials.
X-ray Film spectrometers use crystals to disperse X-rays in a variety of geometries to give the X-ray spectrum relevant to an experiment.
The Orion Thermoluminescent Detector (TLD) measures bremsstrahlung radiation dose levels generated in laser-plasma interactions, within an energy range of ~0.1 – 20MeV.
The Transmission Grating Spectrometer (TGS) is used to measure absolute spectral intensity from targets in the 10-100Å (0.12 – 1.2keV) spectral range with 10% accuracy.
The Gated X-ray Detector (GXD) uses Micro-Channel Plate (MCP) technology to provide 2D spatially resolved, time gated images of X-ray emission.
The Dante measures the absolute X-ray energy emitted from laser-target interactions to enable calculations of the target temperature to be achieved.
The Multi Channel X-ray Pinhole Camera is designed to provide Full-Field X-ray Imaging (FXI) of the laser-target interaction. It allows the recording of 12 images.