Recent advances and challenges for diode-pumped solid-state lasers as an inertial fusion energy driver candidate

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We discuss how solid-state laser technology can serve in the interests of fusion energy beyond the goals of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), which is now being constructed to ignite a deuterium-tritium target to fusion conditions in the laboratory for the first time. We think that advanced solid-state laser technology can offer the repetition-rate and efficiency needed to drive a fusion power plant, in contrast to the single-shot character of NIF. As discuss below, we propose that a gas-cooled, diode-pumped Yb:S-FAP laser can provide a new paradigm for fusion laser technology leading into the next century.

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Payne, S.A.; Beach, R.J. & Bibeau, C. December 23, 1997.

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We discuss how solid-state laser technology can serve in the interests of fusion energy beyond the goals of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), which is now being constructed to ignite a deuterium-tritium target to fusion conditions in the laboratory for the first time. We think that advanced solid-state laser technology can offer the repetition-rate and efficiency needed to drive a fusion power plant, in contrast to the single-shot character of NIF. As discuss below, we propose that a gas-cooled, diode-pumped Yb:S-FAP laser can provide a new paradigm for fusion laser technology leading into the next century.

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  • 17. IEEE/NPSS symposium on fusion engineering, San Diego, CA (United States), 6-10 Oct 1997

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  • Other: DE98052203
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--129302
  • Report No.: CONF-971065--
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 659450
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707733

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Payne, S.A.; Beach, R.J. & Bibeau, C. Recent advances and challenges for diode-pumped solid-state lasers as an inertial fusion energy driver candidate, article, December 23, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707733/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.