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Mercury and beyond: diode-pumped solid state lasers for inertial fusion energy

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Camille M. Bibeau, Raymond J. Beach, Andy J. Bayramian, Christopher A. Ebbers, Mark A. Emanuel, Charles D. Orth, Joshua E. Rothenberg, Kathleen I. Schaffers, Jay A. Skidmore, Steven B. Sutton, Luis E. Zapata, Stephen A. Payne, Howard T. Powell

Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (USA)

Jean-Christophe Chanteloup

Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (France)

Proc. SPIE 3886, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering, 57 (January 11, 2000); doi:10.1117/12.375148
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  • High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering
  • Kunioki Mima; Gerald L. Kulcinski; William J. Hogan
  • Osaka, Japan | November 01, 1999

abstract

We have begun building the 'Mercury' laser system as the first in a series of new generation diode-pumped solid-state lasers for inertial fusion research. Mercury will integrate three key technologies: diodes, crystals, and gas cooling, within a unique laser architecture that is scalable to kilojoule energy levels for fusion energy applications. The primary performance goals include 10 percent electrical efficiencies at 10 Hz and 100J with a 2-10 ns pulse length at 1.047 micrometers wavelength. When completed, Mercury will allow rep-rated target experiments with multiple target chambers for high energy density physics research.

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Camille M. Bibeau ; Raymond J. Beach ; Andy J. Bayramian ; Jean-Christophe Chanteloup ; Christopher A. Ebbers, et al.
"Mercury and beyond: diode-pumped solid state lasers for inertial fusion energy", Proc. SPIE 3886, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering, 57 (January 11, 2000); doi:10.1117/12.375148; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.375148


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