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Applications Of High Power Laser Radiation To Controlled Fusion
Author(s): Moshe J. Lubin
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Paper Abstract

The application of high energy laser radiation to the problem of controlled thermonuclear fusion is discussed. Consideration of the radiation absorption process in a high temperature plasma, which serves as the working fluid for a fusion reactor, leads to an optimum laser power and pulse shape. Single laser pulse energies required approach 107 joules for a working reactor. A review of present high power experimental laser plasma work is presented, together with a series of concepts in which the method of laser ignition of a fusion reaction is applied to a stationary power plant and a spacecraft propulsion system.

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Date Published: 17 May 1969
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0020, Developments in Laser Technology I, (17 May 1969); doi: 10.1117/12.946867
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Moshe J. Lubin, University of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0020:
Developments in Laser Technology I
Fred M. Emens; Brian Thompson; J. M. Forsyth, Editor(s)

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