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Title: Laser fusion experiments at LLL

These notes present the experimental basis and status for laser fusion as developed at LLL. Two other chapters, one authored by K.A. Brueckner and the other by C. Max, present the theoretical implosion physics and laser plasma interaction physics. The notes consist of six sections. The first is an introductory section which provides some of the history of inertial fusion and a simple explanation of the concepts involved. The second section presents an extensive discussion of diagnostic instrumentation used in the LLL Laser Fusion Program. The third section is a presentation of laser facilities and capabilities at LLL. The purpose here is to define capability, not to derive how it was obtained. The fourth and fifth sections present the experimental data on laser-plasma interaction and implosion physics. The last chapter is a short projection of the future.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5271387
Report Number(s):
UCID-18707
TRN: 80-013255
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LASER IMPLOSIONS; REVIEWS; SHIVA FACILITY; LASER FUSION REACTORS; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; NEODYMIUM LASERS; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; DOCUMENT TYPES; IMPLOSIONS; LASERS; PLASMA; SOLID STATE LASERS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS 700208* -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Inertial Confinement Technology