Laser Fusion: The First Ten Years 1962-1972

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This account of the beginning of the program on laser fusion at Livermore in 1962, and its subsequent development during the decade ending in 1972, was originally prepared as a contribution to the January 1991 symposium 'Achievements in Physics' honoring Professor Keith Brueckner upon his retirement from the University of San Diego at La Jolla. It is a personal recollection of work at Livermore from my vantage point as its scientific leader, and of events elsewhere that I thought significant. This period was one of rapid growth in which the technology of high-power short-pulse lasers needed to drive the implosion ... continued below

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Kidder, R. E. July 6, 2006.

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This account of the beginning of the program on laser fusion at Livermore in 1962, and its subsequent development during the decade ending in 1972, was originally prepared as a contribution to the January 1991 symposium 'Achievements in Physics' honoring Professor Keith Brueckner upon his retirement from the University of San Diego at La Jolla. It is a personal recollection of work at Livermore from my vantage point as its scientific leader, and of events elsewhere that I thought significant. This period was one of rapid growth in which the technology of high-power short-pulse lasers needed to drive the implosion of thermonuclear fuel to the temperature and density needed for ignition was developed, and in which the physics of the interaction of intense light with plasmas was explored both theoretically and experimentally.

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  • Inertial Confinement Nuclear Fusion: A Historical Approach by its Pioneers, Laser Fusion: The First Ten Years 1962-1972, Foxwell & Davies (UK) Ltd Scientific Publisher, London, 2007, pp. 49-68

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  • Report No.: UCRL-BOOK-222681
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 943842
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc897550

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  • July 6, 2006

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  • 1962 - 1972

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Kidder, R. E. Laser Fusion: The First Ten Years 1962-1972, book, July 6, 2006; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc897550/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.