18 February 2011 Compact, efficient, low-cost diode power conditioning for laser inertial fusion energy
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Proceedings Volume 7916, High Power Lasers for Fusion Research; 79160B (2011) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.878937
Event: SPIE LASE, 2011, San Francisco, California, United States
Abstract
This year fusion ignition and gain are expected on the National Ignition Facility at LLNL. The pathway to inertial fusion energy begins by addressing high average power operation of the diode pumped solid state laser system, target chamber, target injection and tracking, target mass production, blanket, and the balance of plant. To meet efficiency requirements, the power conditioning for the laser diodes must be compact and efficient. A diode pulser has been designed to meet these specifications, operate efficiently, and provide a means to minimizing cost and size for the estimated 4.4 million pulsers needed for a power plant.
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A. Bayramian, B. Deri, S. Fulkerson, R. Lanning, S. Telford, "Compact, efficient, low-cost diode power conditioning for laser inertial fusion energy", Proc. SPIE 7916, High Power Lasers for Fusion Research, 79160B (18 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.878937; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.878937
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