Conceptual Design of Fast Ignition Power Plant KOYO-F Driven by Cooled Yb:YAG Ceramic Laser

  title={Conceptual Design of Fast Ignition Power Plant KOYO-F Driven by Cooled Yb:YAG Ceramic Laser},
  author={Takayoshi Norimatsu and Junji Kawanaka and Miki Miyanaga and Hiroshi Azechi and K. Mima and Hiroyuki Furukawa and Yasuji Kozaki and Ken Tomabechi},
  journal={Fusion Science and Technology},
  pages={893 - 900}
Abstract Recent progress on fast ignition (FI) and cooled Yb:YAG ceramic laser enable us to design an IFE power plant with a 1MJ-class, compact laser whose output energy is 1/4 of previous central ignition scheme. Basing on the FI scheme, we conceptually designed a laser fusion power plant driven with cooled-Yb:YAG, ceramic lasers. The cooled Yb-YAG ceramic was newly chosen as the laser material. We found that the heating laser for ignition could be constructed with the cooled Yb:YAG ceramics… 
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