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Title: Repetitive output laser system and method using target reflectivity

Abstract

An improved laser system and method for implosion of a thermonuclear fuel pellet in which that portion of a laser pulse reflected by the target pellet is utilized in the laser system to initiate a succeeding target implosion, and in which the energy stored in the laser system to amplify the initial laser pulse, but not completely absorbed thereby, is used to amplify succeeding laser pulses initiated by target reflection.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Ann Arbor, MI
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
863056
Patent Number(s):
4084908
Assignee:
KMS Fusion, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI)
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
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
DOE Contract Number:  
EY-76-C-02-2709
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
repetitive; output; laser; method; target; reflectivity; improved; implosion; thermonuclear; fuel; pellet; portion; pulse; reflected; utilized; initiate; succeeding; energy; stored; amplify; initial; completely; absorbed; pulses; initiated; reflection; fuel pellet; output laser; laser pulses; laser pulse; nuclear fuel; target pellet; energy stored; thermonuclear fuel; improved laser; pulse reflected; /359/376/

Citation Formats

Johnson, Roy R. Repetitive output laser system and method using target reflectivity. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Johnson, Roy R. Repetitive output laser system and method using target reflectivity. United States.
Johnson, Roy R. Sun . "Repetitive output laser system and method using target reflectivity". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863056.
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abstractNote = {An improved laser system and method for implosion of a thermonuclear fuel pellet in which that portion of a laser pulse reflected by the target pellet is utilized in the laser system to initiate a succeeding target implosion, and in which the energy stored in the laser system to amplify the initial laser pulse, but not completely absorbed thereby, is used to amplify succeeding laser pulses initiated by target reflection.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1978},
month = {1}
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