13 November 1980 Helios CO2 Fusion Laser Alignment System
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Proceedings Volume 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957741
Event: Los Alamos Conference on Optics '79, 1979, Los Alamos, United States
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.
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J. Hanlon, J. Hanlon, M. D. Bausman, M. D. Bausman, M. Caine, M. Caine, M. Calcote, M. Calcote, R. L. Carlson, R. L. Carlson, J. J. Hayden, J. J. Hayden, I. Liberman, I. Liberman, J. Murphy, J. Murphy, R. Parnell, R. Parnell, R. Partridge, R. Partridge, "Helios CO2 Fusion Laser Alignment System", Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957741; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957741


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