11 January 2000 Mercury and beyond: diode-pumped solid state lasers for inertial fusion energy
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Proceedings Volume 3886, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering; (2000) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.375148
Event: Advanced High-Power Lasers and Applications, 1999, Osaka, Japan
Abstract
We have begun building the 'Mercury' laser system as the first in a series of new generation diode-pumped solid-state lasers for inertial fusion research. Mercury will integrate three key technologies: diodes, crystals, and gas cooling, within a unique laser architecture that is scalable to kilojoule energy levels for fusion energy applications. The primary performance goals include 10 percent electrical efficiencies at 10 Hz and 100J with a 2-10 ns pulse length at 1.047 micrometers wavelength. When completed, Mercury will allow rep-rated target experiments with multiple target chambers for high energy density physics research.
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Camille M. Bibeau, Camille M. Bibeau, Raymond J. Beach, Raymond J. Beach, Andy J. Bayramian, Andy J. Bayramian, Jean-Christophe Chanteloup, Jean-Christophe Chanteloup, Christopher A. Ebbers, Christopher A. Ebbers, Mark A. Emanuel, Mark A. Emanuel, Charles D. Orth, Charles D. Orth, Joshua E. Rothenberg, Joshua E. Rothenberg, Kathleen I. Schaffers, Kathleen I. Schaffers, Jay A. Skidmore, Jay A. Skidmore, Steven B. Sutton, Steven B. Sutton, Luis E. Zapata, Luis E. Zapata, Stephen A. Payne, Stephen A. Payne, Howard T. Powell, Howard T. Powell, } "Mercury and beyond: diode-pumped solid state lasers for inertial fusion energy", Proc. SPIE 3886, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering, (11 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375148; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.375148
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