Accession Number : ADA291849

Title :   A Tour of Japanese Research and Industrial High Power Laser Facilities,

Corporate Author : ASIAN OFFICE OF AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT APO AP 96337-0007

Personal Author(s) : Yakura, S. J.

PDF Url : ADA291849

Report Date : 29 JUL 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The following Japanese high power laser facilities were visited between 26-29 Jul 93: the Institute of physical and Chemical Research (RIKSN) in Wako, TRDI's 2nd Research Center in Tokyo, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHT) in Takasago, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) in Kobe, and the Applied Laser Engineering Center (ALEC) in Nagaoka. At RiKEN, Dr. Katsumi Midorikawa has been actively pusuing research on high power lasers for more than 10 years. His current research interest is in the development of short wavelength lasers, especially at ultraviolet and soft x-ray wavelength regions. In one of the papers he published in Physical Reveiw Letters, Oct 92, he used a subpicosecond KrF excimer laser to generate higher order harmonic waves via the interaction of the intense laser beam with excited plasmas, such as Li+, Na+, and K+ plasmas.

Descriptors :   *HIGH ENERGY LASERS, FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY, INFORMATION TRANSFER, RESEARCH FACILITIES, JAPAN, EXCIMERS, CHEMICAL LASERS.

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE