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Development of a high-power 300-kJ neodymium laser
Author(s): Gennadi A. Kirillov
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Paper Abstract

In the USA, France, and Japan large-scale theoretical and experimental efforts are devoted to creation of high-power laser facilities for DT-ignition in laboratory conditions. The available experimental data and calculational-theoretical models allow to predict the laser energy level needed for realization of the DT-gas ignition under laser irradiation of targets. For direct-drive targets this level is 300 U and for indirect drive targets it is 2 MJ. Achievement of ignition conditions require high uniformity of target irradiation 2%. For indirect—drive targets this value has already been achieved, but the energy level in this case is 5-6 times larger than for direct-drive targets. Methods for achieving the high target irradiation uniformity are complex, but quite real and currently are intensively developed in a number of laboratories in the world. The greatest success has been achieved in Rochester on the facility OMEGA Upgrade.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294316
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Gennadi A. Kirillov, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3047:
Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference
Michel L. Andre, Editor(s)

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