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  • Main Title Fusion driver study. Final technical report, April 1, 1978-March 31, 1980


  • Author: Friedman, H.W.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Avco-Everett Research Lab., Inc., Everett, MA (USA)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1980-04-01


  • English


  • Content Description: A conceptual design of a multi-megajoule, repetitively pulsed CO/sub 2/ laser system for Inertial Confinement Fusion is presented. System configurations consisting of 50 to 100 kJ modules operating at subatmospheric pressures with multiple pass optical extraction appear feasible with present or near term technology. Overall laser system efficiencies of greater than 10% at repetition rates in excess of 10 Hz are possible with the state-of-the-art pulsed power technology. The synthesis of all the laser subsystems into a specific configuration for a Laser Fusion Driver depends upon the reactor chamber(s) layout, subsystem reliability and restrictions on overall dimensions of the fusion driver. A design is presented which stacks power amplifier modules in series in a large torus with centrally located reactor chamber. Cost estimates of the overall Laser Fusion Driver are also presented.
  • Physical Description: Pages: 338


  • STI Subject Categories: 70 Plasma Physics And Fusion Technology
  • Keyword: Gas Lasers
  • Keyword: Lasers
  • Keyword: Optical Systems
  • Keyword: Carbon Dioxide Lasers
  • Keyword: Efficiency
  • STI Subject Categories: 42 Engineering
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Laser Fusion Reactors
  • Keyword: Amplifiers
  • Keyword: Thermonuclear Reactors 420300* -- Engineering-- Lasers-- (-1989)
  • Keyword: Electronic Equipment
  • STI Subject Categories: 700208 -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Inertial Confinement Technology


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: DOE/DP/40006-1
  • Grant Number: AC08-78DP40006
  • DOI: 10.2172/5342775
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5342775
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1071615


  • Display Note: NTIS, PC A15/MF A01.