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Title: Scientific applications for high-energy lasers

Abstract

The convergence of numerous factors makes the time ripe for the development of a community of researchers to use the high-energy laser for scientific investigations. This document attempts to outline the steps necessary to access high-energy laser systems and create a realistic plan to implement usage. Since an academic/scientific user community does not exist in the USA to any viable extent, we include information on present capabilities at the Nova laser. This will briefly cover laser performance and diagnostics and a sampling of some current experimental projects. Further, to make the future possibilities clearer, we will describe the proposed next- generation high-energy laser, named for its inertial fusion confinement (ICF) goal, the multi-megaJoule, 500-teraWatt National Facility, or NIF.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. comp.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10142274
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-116335
ON: DE94009262
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Mar 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LASERS; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; NOVA FACILITY; USES; HYDRODYNAMICS; TARGET CHAMBERS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; 700411; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT DEVICES

Citation Formats

Lee, R.W. Scientific applications for high-energy lasers. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10142274.
Lee, R.W. Scientific applications for high-energy lasers. United States. doi:10.2172/10142274.
Lee, R.W. Tue . "Scientific applications for high-energy lasers". United States. doi:10.2172/10142274. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10142274.
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