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Title: Diode-pumped solid-state-laser drivers and the competitiveness of inertial fusion energy

Based on five technical advances at LLNL and a new systems-analysis code that we have written, we present conceptual designs for diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL) drivers for Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) power plants. Such designs are based on detailed physics calculations for the drive, and on generic scaling relationships for the reactor and balance of plant (BOP). We describe the performance and economics of such power plants, show how sensitive these results are to changes in the major parameters, and indicate how technological improvements can make DPSSL-driven IFE plants more competitive.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10123134
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JC--114902; CONF-931048--5
ON: DE94006654; TRN: 94:003628
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 11. international workshop on laser interaction and related plasma phenomena,Monterey, CA (United States),25-29 Oct 1993; Other Information: PBD: Dec 1993
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; SEMICONDUCTOR LASERS; DESIGN; LASER FUSION REACTORS; ICF DEVICES; THERMONUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; BEAM OPTICS 700411; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT DEVICES