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Title: Feasibility of an impulsively driven gamma-ray laser

Abstract

The feasibility of a gamma-ray laser initiated by the neutron flux from a nuclear explosive and the possibility of a research program that would culminate in the Nevada test of such a device are discussed. It is shown that such a device is plausible within our understanding of Moessbauer technology and the kinetics of superradiant systems. Its scientific application as well as its implications for future weaponry are described.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6010532
Report Number(s):
LA-7898-MS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; GAMMA-RAY LASERS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; NEUTRON FLUX; NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS; NUCLEAR WEAPONS; EXPLOSIONS; LASERS; RADIATION FLUX; WEAPONS; 420300* - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Solem, J C. Feasibility of an impulsively driven gamma-ray laser. United States: N. p., 1979. Web. doi:10.2172/6010532.
Solem, J C. Feasibility of an impulsively driven gamma-ray laser. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6010532
Solem, J C. 1979. "Feasibility of an impulsively driven gamma-ray laser". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/6010532. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6010532.
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abstractNote = {The feasibility of a gamma-ray laser initiated by the neutron flux from a nuclear explosive and the possibility of a research program that would culminate in the Nevada test of such a device are discussed. It is shown that such a device is plausible within our understanding of Moessbauer technology and the kinetics of superradiant systems. Its scientific application as well as its implications for future weaponry are described.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {8}
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