Fusion driver study. Final technical report, April 1, 1978-March 31, 1980 [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Department of Energy. Office of Management, 1980. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 338 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Management and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- A conceptual design of a multi-megajoule, repetitively pulsed CO/sub 2/ laser system for Inertial Confinement Fusion is presented. System configurations consisting of 50 to 100 kJ modules operating at subatmospheric pressures with multiple pass optical extraction appear feasible with present or near term technology. Overall laser system efficiencies of greater than 10% at repetition rates in excess of 10 Hz are possible with the state-of-the-art pulsed power technology. The synthesis of all the laser subsystems into a specific configuration for a Laser Fusion Driver depends upon the reactor chamber(s) layout, subsystem reliability and restrictions on overall dimensions of the fusion driver. A design is presented which stacks power amplifier modules in series in a large torus with centrally located reactor chamber. Cost estimates of the overall Laser Fusion Driver are also presented.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 04/01/1980., "doe/dp/40006-1", and Friedman, H.W.
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