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Title: Laser fusion pulse shape controller

Abstract

An apparatus for controlling the pulse shape, i.e., the pulse duration and intensity pattern, of a pulsed laser system, and which is particularly well adapted for controlling the pellet ignition pulse in a laser-driven fusion reaction system. The apparatus comprises a laser generator for providing an optical control pulse of the shape desired, a pulsed laser triggered by the control pulse, and a plurality of optical Kerr-effect gates serially disposed at the output of the pulsed laser and selectively triggered by the control pulse to pass only a portion of the pulsed laser output generally corresponding in shape to the control pulse.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Ann Arbor, MI)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
862967
Patent Number(s):
US 4061985
Assignee:
KMS Fusion, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
E(11-1)-2709
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
laser; fusion; pulse; shape; controller; apparatus; controlling; duration; intensity; pattern; pulsed; particularly; adapted; pellet; ignition; laser-driven; reaction; comprises; generator; providing; optical; control; desired; triggered; plurality; kerr-effect; gates; serially; disposed; output; selectively; pass; portion; corresponding; optical control; laser output; pulse shape; apparatus comprises; pulsed laser; laser fusion; pulse duration; apparatus comprise; fusion reaction; driven fusion; intensity pattern; ignition pulse; shape control; laser-driven fusion; /359/372/

Citation Formats

Siebert, Larry D. Laser fusion pulse shape controller. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Siebert, Larry D. Laser fusion pulse shape controller. United States.
Siebert, Larry D. Sat . "Laser fusion pulse shape controller". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862967.
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title = {Laser fusion pulse shape controller},
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abstractNote = {An apparatus for controlling the pulse shape, i.e., the pulse duration and intensity pattern, of a pulsed laser system, and which is particularly well adapted for controlling the pellet ignition pulse in a laser-driven fusion reaction system. The apparatus comprises a laser generator for providing an optical control pulse of the shape desired, a pulsed laser triggered by the control pulse, and a plurality of optical Kerr-effect gates serially disposed at the output of the pulsed laser and selectively triggered by the control pulse to pass only a portion of the pulsed laser output generally corresponding in shape to the control pulse.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1977},
month = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1977}
}

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