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Experimental Studies of the Physics of Laser Fusion

  • J. A. Stamper
  • S. E. Bodner
  • P. G. Burkhalter
  • R. Decoste
  • G. A. Doschek
  • U. Feldman
  • R. H. Lehmberg
  • E. A. McLean
  • J. M. McMahon
  • D. J. Nagel
  • B. H. Ripin
  • R. R. Whitlock
  • F. C. Young

Abstract

A discussion is given of selected topics relating to experimental studies of laser-matter interactions under conditions of interest to laser-fusion. The NRL laser system, PHAROS II, designed for such studies, is first described. Some of the more novel diagnostics (probing beam, ion, x-ray) are then described. Finally, a discussion is given of two experimental studies which yield information (B-field dependence and inhibition) about thermal transport.

Keywords

Thermal Transport Pulse Compression Focal Position Laser Fusion Incident Laser Energy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Stamper
    • 1
  • S. E. Bodner
    • 1
  • P. G. Burkhalter
    • 1
  • R. Decoste
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. A. Doschek
    • 1
  • U. Feldman
    • 1
  • R. H. Lehmberg
    • 1
  • E. A. McLean
    • 1
  • J. M. McMahon
    • 1
  • D. J. Nagel
    • 1
  • B. H. Ripin
    • 1
  • R. R. Whitlock
    • 1
  • F. C. Young
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA
  2. 2.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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