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Title: Fusion pumped light source

Abstract

Apparatus is provided for generating energy in the form of light radiation. A fusion reactor is provided for generating a long, or continuous, pulse of high-energy neutrons. The neutron flux is coupled directly with the lasing medium. The lasing medium includes a first component selected from Group O of the periodic table of the elements and having a high inelastic scattering cross section. Gamma radiation from the inelastic scattering reactions interacts with the first component to excite the first component, which decays by photon emission at a first output wavelength. The first output wavelength may be shifted to a second output wavelength using a second liquid component responsive to the first output wavelength. The light outputs may be converted to a coherent laser output by incorporating conventional optics adjacent the laser medium.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
866987
Patent Number(s):
4835787
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fusion; pumped; light; source; apparatus; provided; generating; energy; form; radiation; reactor; continuous; pulse; high-energy; neutrons; neutron; flux; coupled; directly; lasing; medium; component; selected; periodic; table; elements; inelastic; scattering; section; gamma; reactions; interacts; excite; decays; photon; emission; output; wavelength; shifted; liquid; responsive; outputs; converted; coherent; laser; incorporating; conventional; optics; adjacent; output wavelength; coherent laser; laser output; light source; neutron flux; fusion reactor; gamma radiation; laser medium; periodic table; lasing medium; photon emission; light output; coupled directly; energy neutrons; high-energy neutrons; component selected; liquid component; output wave; energy neutron; generating energy; fusion pumped; conventional optics; /372/376/

Citation Formats

Pappas, Daniel S. Fusion pumped light source. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Pappas, Daniel S. Fusion pumped light source. United States.
Pappas, Daniel S. Sun . "Fusion pumped light source". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866987.
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abstractNote = {Apparatus is provided for generating energy in the form of light radiation. A fusion reactor is provided for generating a long, or continuous, pulse of high-energy neutrons. The neutron flux is coupled directly with the lasing medium. The lasing medium includes a first component selected from Group O of the periodic table of the elements and having a high inelastic scattering cross section. Gamma radiation from the inelastic scattering reactions interacts with the first component to excite the first component, which decays by photon emission at a first output wavelength. The first output wavelength may be shifted to a second output wavelength using a second liquid component responsive to the first output wavelength. The light outputs may be converted to a coherent laser output by incorporating conventional optics adjacent the laser medium.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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