1 April 1991 Pulsed-power considerations for electron-beam-pumped krypton-fluoride lasers for inertial confinement fusion applications
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Proceedings Volume 1411, Pulse Power for Lasers III; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43614
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
The Los Alamos National Laboratory inertial confinement fusion (ICF) program is developing the krypton-fluoride excimer laser for use as an ICF driver. The KrF laser has a number of inherent characteristics that make it a promising driver candidate, such as short wavelength (0.25 micrometers ), broad bandwidth to target (>100 cm-1), pulse-shaping with high dynamic range, and the potential for high overall efficiency (>5%) and repetitive operation. The large KrF laser amplifiers needed for ICF drivers are electron-beam pumped. A key issue for all laser ICF drivers is cost, and a leading cost component of a KrF laser driver is associated with the pulsed power and electron diode. Therefore, the efficient generation of electron beams is a high priority. The Los Alamos ICF program is investigating pulsed-power and diode designs and technologies to further the development of affordable KrF laser ICF drivers.
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Evan A. Rose, Evan A. Rose, Thomas E. McDonald, Thomas E. McDonald, Louis A. Rosocha, Louis A. Rosocha, David B. Harris, David B. Harris, J. A. Sullivan, J. A. Sullivan, I. D. Smith, I. D. Smith, } "Pulsed-power considerations for electron-beam-pumped krypton-fluoride lasers for inertial confinement fusion applications", Proc. SPIE 1411, Pulse Power for Lasers III, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43614; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43614


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