Laser Interaction and Related Plasma Phenomena

Volume 9

  • Heinrich Hora
  • George H. Miley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Laser Fusion

    1. D. C. Cartwright, J. F. Figueira, T. E. McDonald, D. B. Harris, A. A. Hauer
      Pages 11-23
    2. S. Nakai, K. Mima, M. Yamanaka, H. Azechi, N. Miyanaga, A. Nishiguchi et al.
      Pages 25-67
    3. H. S. Peng, H. Z. Shen, Z. J. Zheng, Y. Cun, D. Y. Tang, J. G. Yang
      Pages 69-81
    4. Heinrich Hora, Lorenzo Cicchitelli, Gu Min, George H. Miley, Gregory Kasotakis, Robert J. Stening
      Pages 95-123
    5. S. Eliezer, Z. Henis
      Pages 125-135
  3. Laser Development

    1. H. Yoneda, H. Nishioka, A. Sasaki, K. Ueda, T. Takuma
      Pages 149-160
    2. C. B. Collins, J. J. Carroll, M. J. Byrd, K. N. Taylor, T. W. Sinor, F. Davanloo et al.
      Pages 161-170
    3. T. Boehly, D. McCoy, M. Russotto, J. Wang, B. Yaakobi
      Pages 185-196
    4. Mark A. Prelas, Frederick P. Boody
      Pages 197-210
    5. Heidi Fearn, Marlan O. Scully
      Pages 211-219
  4. Laser-Plasma Instabilities

    1. K. Mizuno, W. Seka, R. Bahr, R. P. Drake, P. E. Young, J. S. De Groot et al.
      Pages 221-231
    2. R. Paul Drake, R. E. Turner
      Pages 245-259
    3. A. Giulietti, S. Coe, T. Afshar-rad, M. Desselberger, O. Willi, C. Danson et al.
      Pages 261-272
    4. A. Giulietti, D. Batani, V. Biancalana, D. Giulietti, L. Gizzi, L. Nocera et al.
      Pages 273-285

About this book

Introduction

The 9th International Workshop on "Laser Interaction and Related Plasma Phenomena" was held November 6-10, 1989, at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Cal ifornia. Starting in 1969, thi s represents a continuation of the longest series of meetings in this field in the United States. It is, in fact, the longest series anywhere with published Proceedings that document the advances and the growth of this dynamic field of physics and technology. Following the discovery of the laser in 1960, the study of processes involved in laser beam interactions with materials opened a basically new dimension of physics. The energy densities and intensities generated are many orders of magnitude beyond those previously observed in laboratories. Simultaneously, the temporal dynamics of this interaction covers a broad range, only recently reaching ultra short times, of the order of a few femtoseconds. Applications of this technology are of interest for many types of material treatments. Further, from the very beginning, a key ambitious goal has been to produce fusion energy by intense laser irradiation of a target containi ng appropriate fusion fuels. The vari ous phenomena discovered during the ensuing research on laser-fusion are, indeed, much more complex than originally expected. However, in view of recent advances in physics understanding, a route to successful laser fusion can be seen. The development of fusion energy received a very strong stimulation since the last workshop due to the now partially publicized results of underground nuclear explosions.

Keywords

Plasma development dynamics laser material

Editors and affiliations

  • Heinrich Hora
    • 1
  • George H. Miley
    • 2
  1. 1.CERNGenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Fusion Studies LaboratoryUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-3804-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-6696-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-3804-2
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