skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Fusion pumped laser

Abstract

The apparatus of this invention may comprise a system for generating laser radiation from a high-energy neutron source. The neutron source is a tokamak fusion reactor generating a long pulse of high-energy neutrons and having a temperature and magnetic field effective to generate a neutron flux of at least 10/sup 15/ neutrons/cm/sup 2//center dot/s. Conversion means are provided adjacent the fusion reactor at a location operable for converting the high-energy neutrons to an energy source with an intensity and energy effective to excite a preselected lasing medium. A lasing medium is spaced about and responsive to the energy source to generate a population inversion effective to support laser oscillations for generating output radiation. 2 figs., 2 tabs.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
7043391
Patent Number(s):
PATENTS-US-A6079961
Assignee:
TIC; EDB-88-178977
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; LASERS; NUCLEAR PUMPING; DESIGN; INVENTIONS; NEUTRON FLUX; NEUTRON SOURCES; TOKAMAK DEVICES; CLOSED PLASMA DEVICES; PARTICLE SOURCES; PUMPING; RADIATION FLUX; RADIATION SOURCES; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; 420300* - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Pappas, D.S. Fusion pumped laser. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Pappas, D.S. Fusion pumped laser. United States.
Pappas, D.S. Fri . "Fusion pumped laser". United States.
@article{osti_7043391,
title = {Fusion pumped laser},
author = {Pappas, D.S.},
abstractNote = {The apparatus of this invention may comprise a system for generating laser radiation from a high-energy neutron source. The neutron source is a tokamak fusion reactor generating a long pulse of high-energy neutrons and having a temperature and magnetic field effective to generate a neutron flux of at least 10/sup 15/ neutrons/cm/sup 2//center dot/s. Conversion means are provided adjacent the fusion reactor at a location operable for converting the high-energy neutrons to an energy source with an intensity and energy effective to excite a preselected lasing medium. A lasing medium is spaced about and responsive to the energy source to generate a population inversion effective to support laser oscillations for generating output radiation. 2 figs., 2 tabs.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 1987},
month = {Fri Jul 31 00:00:00 EDT 1987}
}