• Materials Science, Physics, Engineering
  • Published in Other Conferences 1986
  • DOI:10.1117/12.937291

Large Excimer Lasers For Fusion

@inproceedings{Jensen1986LargeEL,
  title={Large Excimer Lasers For Fusion},
  author={Reed Jensen},
  booktitle={Other Conferences},
  year={1986}
}
Important goals in DOE and DoD programs require multimegajoule laser pulses. For inertial confinement fusion there is also a requirement to deliver the pulse in about 25 nsec with a very particular power vs time profile-all at high overall efficiency and low cost per joule. After exhaustive consideration of various alternatives, our studies have shown that the most cost effective approach to energy scaling is to increase the size of the final amplifiers up to the 200 to 300 Id level. This… CONTINUE READING