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Helios CO[sub]2[/sub] Fusion Laser Alignment System
Author(s): J. Hanlon; M. D. Bausman; M. Caine; M. Calcote; R. L. Carlson; J. J. Hayden; I. Liberman; J. Murphy; R. Parnell; R. Partridge
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the alignment system for Helios, an eight-beam, CO2 laser which is now being used in studies involving compression and heating of deuterium-tritium filled glass spheres, 200 to 300 microns in diameter. These studies are directed towards determining the feasibility of laser-initiated fusion for commercial power generation. The laser system reached design-point output of 10 kilojoules at power in excess of 20 terawatts in June 1978.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1980
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957741
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J. Hanlon, University of California (United States)
M. D. Bausman, University of California (United States)
M. Caine, University of California (United States)
M. Calcote, University of California (United States)
R. L. Carlson, University of California (United States)
J. J. Hayden, University of California (United States)
I. Liberman, University of California (United States)
J. Murphy, University of California (United States)
R. Parnell, University of California (United States)
R. Partridge, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0190:
Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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