The Feasibility Of The X-Ray Laser Pumped With A Nuclear Explosion

  title={The Feasibility Of The X-Ray Laser Pumped With A Nuclear Explosion},
  author={David W. Hafemeister},
  booktitle={Other Conferences},
Recent reports have indicated that an x-ray laser pumped with a nuclear explosion at a wavelength of 1.4 nm (0.9 keV) has made some initial progress. It has been proposed to extend the development of this device to establish it as part of a layered ballistic missile defensive system to protect the United States against a nuclear attack. This paper will discuss the following aspects on the feasibility of this system: (1) Conditions affecting the efficiency of the X-ray laser; (2) Angular… CONTINUE READING


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Nature 252, 447 (1974)

L. Wood, G. Chapline
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