Direct-drive laser fusion: status and prospects

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Techniques have been developed to improve the uniformity of the laser focal profile, to reduce the ablative Rayleigh-Taylor instability, and to suppress the various laser-plasma instabilities. There are now three direct-drive ignition target designs that utilize these techniques. Evaluation of these designs is still ongoing. Some of them may achieve the gains above 100 that are necessary for a fusion reactor. Two laser systems have been proposed that may meet all of the requirements for a fusion reactor.

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Afeyan, B B; Bodner, S E; Gardner, J H; Knauer, J P; Lee, P; Lehmberg, R H et al. January 14, 1998.

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Techniques have been developed to improve the uniformity of the laser focal profile, to reduce the ablative Rayleigh-Taylor instability, and to suppress the various laser-plasma instabilities. There are now three direct-drive ignition target designs that utilize these techniques. Evaluation of these designs is still ongoing. Some of them may achieve the gains above 100 that are necessary for a fusion reactor. Two laser systems have been proposed that may meet all of the requirements for a fusion reactor.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-ID-129418
  • Report No.: DP0210000
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/14137 | External Link
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Afeyan, B B; Bodner, S E; Gardner, J H; Knauer, J P; Lee, P; Lehmberg, R H et al. Direct-drive laser fusion: status and prospects, report, January 14, 1998; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc627989/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.