Ion Deflection for Final Optics in Laser Inertial Fusion Power Plants

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Left unprotected, both transmissive and reflective final optics in a laser-driven inertial fusion power plant would quickly fail from melting, pulsed thermal stress, or degradation of optical properties as a result of ion implantation. One potential option for mitigating this threat is to magnetically deflect the ions such that they are directed to a robust energy dump. In this paper we detail integrated studies that have been carried out to assess the viability of this approach for protecting final optics.

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Abbott, R P December 12, 2005.

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Left unprotected, both transmissive and reflective final optics in a laser-driven inertial fusion power plant would quickly fail from melting, pulsed thermal stress, or degradation of optical properties as a result of ion implantation. One potential option for mitigating this threat is to magnetically deflect the ions such that they are directed to a robust energy dump. In this paper we detail integrated studies that have been carried out to assess the viability of this approach for protecting final optics.

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  • Report No.: UCRL-TH-217754
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 890609
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc882385

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Abbott, R P. Ion Deflection for Final Optics in Laser Inertial Fusion Power Plants, thesis or dissertation, December 12, 2005; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc882385/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.