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Title: Production of plasmas by long-wavelength lasers

Abstract

A long-wavelength laser system for heating low-density plasma to high temperatures is described. In one embodiment, means are provided for repeatedly receiving and transmitting long-wavelength laser light in successive stages to form a laser-light beam path that repeatedly intersects with the equilibrium axis of a magnetically confined toroidal plasma column for interacting the laser light with the plasma for providing controlled thermonuclear fusion. Embodiments for heating specific linear plasmas are also provided. (Official Gazette)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4412504
Patent Number(s):
3764466
Assignee:
to United States Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
NSA Number:
NSA-29-004259
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1971 Apr 01; Other Information: G21l1/00. Orig. Receipt Date: 30-JUN-74
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
N70600* -Physics-Controlled Thermonuclear Research- Production; N70100 -Physics-Controlled Thermonuclear Research-Confinement & Heating; *LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; *LASER-RADIATION HEATING; *LASERS- LASER- PRODUCED PLASMA; MAGNETIC FIELD CONFIGURATIONS; PLANNING; TOROIDAL CONFIGURATION LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA

Citation Formats

Dawson, J M. Production of plasmas by long-wavelength lasers. United States: N. p., 1973. Web.
Dawson, J M. Production of plasmas by long-wavelength lasers. United States.
Dawson, J M. Mon . "Production of plasmas by long-wavelength lasers". United States.
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