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High Power KRF Lasers For Fusion
Author(s): R. J. Jensen; L. A. Rosocha; J. A. Sullivan
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Paper Abstract

The original motivation for developing large high power lasers in the inertial confinement fusion (ICF) field was to provide a driver for fusion energy power plants. Consideration of power plant energy budgets leads to a practical requirement for the product of ICF pellet gain G and driver efficiency n to be greater than 10. When pellet gains of 103 were considered realistic, driver efficiencies of 1 to 2% would have been adequate. However, it is now well known that pellet gains are more likely to be in the range 100 to 200, which implies driver efficiencies greater than 5% for economic ICF power plants.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1986
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0622, High Power and Solid State Lasers, (23 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961167
Show Author Affiliations
R. J. Jensen, University of California (United States)
L. A. Rosocha, Oklahoma State University (United States)
J. A. Sullivan, Oklahoma State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0622:
High Power and Solid State Lasers
William W. Simmons, Editor(s)

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