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The Laser Solenoid: An Alternate Use Of Lasers In Fusion Power
Author(s): Peter H. Rose
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Paper Abstract

A unique laser assisted fusion approach is under development at Mathematical Sciences Northwest, Inc. (MSNW). This approach captures one of the most developed aspects of high energy laser technology, the efficient, large, scalable, pulsed electron beam initiated, electric discharge, CO2 infrared laser. This advanced technology is then combined with the simple geometry of a linear magnetic confinement system. The laser solenoid concept will be described, current work and experimental progress will be discussed, and the technological problems of building such a system will be assessed. Finally a comparison will be made of the technology and economics for the laser solenoid and alternative fusion approaches.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1976
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0086, Industrial Applications of High Power Laser Technology, (30 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954971
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Peter H. Rose, Mathematical Sciences Northwest, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0086:
Industrial Applications of High Power Laser Technology
John F. Ready, Editor(s)

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