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Title: What happens when you combine laser beams?

Abstract

The way the Death Star works in the fictional Star Wars universe has long been dismissed by scientists as something that defies our physical reality, but researchers at Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility have found a way to successfully combine laser beams using plasma for the first time ever.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1404922
DOE Contract Number:
AC5207NA27344
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; LLNL; NIF; DEATH STAR; LASER BEAMS; STAR WARS; LASER SYSTEMS; PLASMA; LASER FUSION

Citation Formats

Hunsberger, Maren, and Kirkwood, Bob. What happens when you combine laser beams?. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Hunsberger, Maren, & Kirkwood, Bob. What happens when you combine laser beams?. United States.
Hunsberger, Maren, and Kirkwood, Bob. Mon . "What happens when you combine laser beams?". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1404922.
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author = {Hunsberger, Maren and Kirkwood, Bob},
abstractNote = {The way the Death Star works in the fictional Star Wars universe has long been dismissed by scientists as something that defies our physical reality, but researchers at Lawrence Livermore's National Ignition Facility have found a way to successfully combine laser beams using plasma for the first time ever.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {10}
}

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