Accession Number : ADA205457

Title :   Achieving Adequate Beam Quality for Commercial Laser Fusion Reactors.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Obenchain, S. P. ; Lehmberg, R. H. ; Schmitt, A. J. ; Bodner, S. E.

Report Date : 08 FEB 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : In this paper we discuss the laser beam smoothing techniques for obtaining the highly symmetric illumination required for high gain laser fusion. We review the various beam smoothing techniques and discuss the constraints placed on these techniques if they are to be implemented on commercial fusion reactors. Laser, Fusion, Laser fusion, Fusion reactors, Laser beam smoothing. (mjm)

Descriptors :   *LASER BEAMS, *LASER INDUCED FUSION, HIGH GAIN, ILLUMINATION, LASER WELDING, LASERS, SYMMETRY.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE