Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 213–217

Diode-Pumped Solid-State Lasers for Inertial Fusion Energy

Authors

  • S. A. Payne
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • C. Bibeau
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • R. J. Beach
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • A. Bayramian
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • J. C. Chanteloup
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • C. A. Ebbers
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • M. A. Emanuel
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • H. Nakana
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • C. D. Orth
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • J. E. Rothenberg
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • K. I. Schaffers
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • L. G. Seppala
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • J. A. Skidmore
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • S. B. Sutton
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • L. E. Zapata
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • H. T. Powell
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1021802111366

Cite this article as:
Payne, S.A., Bibeau, C., Beach, R.J. et al. Journal of Fusion Energy (1998) 17: 213. doi:10.1023/A:1021802111366

Abstract

We have begun building the “Mercury” laser system as the first in a series of new generation diode-pumped solid-state lasers for inertial fusion research. Mercury will integrate three key technologies: diodes, crystals, and gas cooling, within a unique laser architecture that is scalable to kilojoule and megajoule energy levels for fusion energy applications. The primary near-term performance goals include 10% electrical efficiencies at 10 Hz and 100J with a 2–10 ns pulse length at 1.047 μm wavelength. When completed, Mercury will allow rep-rated target experiments with multiple chambers for high energy density physics research.

Diodes Yb:S-FAP crystals solid-state lasers inertial fusion energy

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1998