Progress in inertial fusion at LLNL [electronic resource].
- Livermore, Calif : Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1985. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 10 : digital, PDF file
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- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Experiments at LLNL using the 10 TW Novette laser have led to significantly increased understanding of laser/plasma coupling. Tests using 1.06 ..mu..m, 0.53 ..mu..m and 0.26 ..mu..m light have shown increased light absorption, increased efficiency of conversion to x-rays, and decreased production of suprathermal electrons as the wavelength of the incident light decreases. The data indicate that stimulated Raman scattering is the source of the excessive hot electrons and that the effect can be controlled by the proper selection of laser frequency and target material. The control of these effects has led to achievement of higher inertial fusion target compressions and to production of the first laboratory x-ray laser.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 04/15/1985., "ucrl-92248", " conf-850310-85", "DE85010931", 6. topical meeting on the technology of fusion energy, San Francisco, CA, USA, 3 Mar 1985., and Storm, E.
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