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8 December 1997 Development of a high-power 300-kJ neodymium laser
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Proceedings Volume 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.294316
Event: Second International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to ICF, 1996, Paris, France
Abstract
In the USA, France, and Japan large-scale theoretical and experimental efforts are devoted to creation of high-power laser facilities for DT-ignition in laboratory conditions. The available experimental data and calculational-theoretical models allow to predict the laser energy level needed for realization of the DT-gas ignition under laser irradiation of targets. For direct-drive targets this level is 300 U and for indirect drive targets it is 2 MJ. Achievement of ignition conditions require high uniformity of target irradiation 2%. For indirect—drive targets this value has already been achieved, but the energy level in this case is 5-6 times larger than for direct-drive targets. Methods for achieving the high target irradiation uniformity are complex, but quite real and currently are intensively developed in a number of laboratories in the world. The greatest success has been achieved in Rochester on the facility OMEGA Upgrade.
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Gennadi A. Kirillov "Development of a high-power 300-kJ neodymium laser", Proc. SPIE 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference, (8 December 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.294316
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