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Title: Nuclear Photonics for the 21st Century

Lasers and laser-based sources are now routinely used to control and manipulate nuclear processes, e.g. fusion, fission and resonant nuclear excitation. Two such “nuclear photonics” activities with the potential for profound societal impact will be reviewed in this presentation: the pursuit of laser-driven inertial confinement fusion at the National Ignition Facility and the development of laser-based, mono-energetic gamma-rays for isotope-specific detection, assay and imaging of materials.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1184118
Report Number(s):
LLNL-CONF--668588
TRN: US1600165
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Optics & Photonics International Congress 2015, Yokohama (Japan), 22-25 Apr 2015
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 98 NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SAFEGUARDS, AND PHYSICAL PROTECTION; LASER RADIATION; GAMMA RADIATION; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; RESONANCE FLUORESCENCE; COMPTON EFFECT; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY; QUALITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; ISOTOPE RATIO