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Mercury and beyond: diode-pumped solid state lasers for inertial fusion energy
Author(s): Camille M. Bibeau; Raymond J. Beach; Andy J. Bayramian; Jean-Christophe Chanteloup; Christopher A. Ebbers; Mark A. Emanuel; Charles D. Orth; Joshua E. Rothenberg; Kathleen I. Schaffers; Jay A. Skidmore; Steven B. Sutton; Luis E. Zapata; Stephen A. Payne; Howard T. Powell
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Paper Abstract

We have begun building the 'Mercury' laser system as the first in a series of new generation diode-pumped solid-state lasers for inertial fusion research. Mercury will integrate three key technologies: diodes, crystals, and gas cooling, within a unique laser architecture that is scalable to kilojoule energy levels for fusion energy applications. The primary performance goals include 10 percent electrical efficiencies at 10 Hz and 100J with a 2-10 ns pulse length at 1.047 micrometers wavelength. When completed, Mercury will allow rep-rated target experiments with multiple target chambers for high energy density physics research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 January 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3886, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering, (11 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375148
Show Author Affiliations
Camille M. Bibeau, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Raymond J. Beach, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Andy J. Bayramian, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jean-Christophe Chanteloup, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (France)
Christopher A. Ebbers, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mark A. Emanuel, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Charles D. Orth, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Joshua E. Rothenberg, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Kathleen I. Schaffers, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jay A. Skidmore, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Steven B. Sutton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Luis E. Zapata, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Stephen A. Payne, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Howard T. Powell, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3886:
High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering
Kunioki Mima; Gerald L. Kulcinski; William J. Hogan, Editor(s)

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