Fusion Laser Development at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
In the pursuit of laser fusion, the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (LLL) has undertaken a broad program of glass laser development and construction. This paper reviews the history of this effort,1 and indicates its future thrust. The CYCLOPS, JANUS, ARGUS, and SHIVA lasers are described, and possible larger lasers are discussed.
KeywordsSpatial Filter Fusion Laser Nonlinear Optical Process Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Nonlinear Optical Interaction
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- 1).Considerable detailed information not presented here is available in the LLL laser fusion reports for the last several years. These are available from the Technical Information Department at LLL, or the National Technical Information Service, under the report numbers UCRL-50021-XX, where XX is 74 is 1974, 75 for 1975, etc.Google Scholar