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The Shiva Laser: Nearing Completion
Author(s): James A. Glaze; Robert O. Godwin
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Paper Abstract

Construction of the Shiva laser system is nearing completion. This laser will be operating in fall 1977 and will produce over 20 terawatts of focusable power in a subnanosecond pulse. Fusion experiments will begin early in 1978. It is anticipated that thermonuclear energy release equal to one percent that of the incident light energy will be achieved with sub-millimeter deuterium-tritium targets. From other experiments densities in excess of a thousand times that of liquid are also expected.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1977
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0103, Systems Integration and Optical Design: Another Look, (10 August 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955397
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James A. Glaze, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (United States)
Robert O. Godwin, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0103:
Systems Integration and Optical Design: Another Look
Stanley Refermat, Editor(s)

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