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10 August 1977 The Shiva Laser: Nearing Completion
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Proceedings Volume 0103, Systems Integration and Optical Design: Another Look; (1977)
Event: 1977 SPIE/SPSE Technical Symposium East, 1977, Reston, United States
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.
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James A. Glaze and Robert O. Godwin "The Shiva Laser: Nearing Completion", Proc. SPIE 0103, Systems Integration and Optical Design: Another Look, (10 August 1977);


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