Laser fusion was pursued by using a series of large, solid state lasers to develop target data leading to reactor designs which use the concept of inertial confinement fusion. These lasers are all linear chains of flashlamp driven, Nd doped glass amplifiers with a master oscillator at the front end. Techniques were developed during this time to scale the lasers to an arbitrarily large size. A table shows the series of lasers and their parameters which are already developed.
Presented at the IEEE Power Electron. Specialists Conf
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- Flash Lamps;
- Neodymium Lasers;
- Solid State Lasers;
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering