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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
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
862967
Patent Number(s):
4061985
Assignee:
KMS Fusion, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02F - DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21B - FUSION REACTORS
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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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.},
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year = {1977},
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