23 June 1986 High Power KRF Lasers For Fusion
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Proceedings Volume 0622, High Power and Solid State Lasers; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961167
Event: O-E/LASE'86 Symposium, 1986, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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.
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R. J. Jensen, R. J. Jensen, L. A. Rosocha, L. A. Rosocha, J. A. Sullivan, J. A. Sullivan, } "High Power KRF Lasers For Fusion", Proc. SPIE 0622, High Power and Solid State Lasers, (23 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961167; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.961167
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