Terawatt Iodine Laser
In this paper the high power iodine laser ASTERIX III is described. It is a single beam system designed to yield an output power in the 1 Terawatt range (energy about 1 kJ, pulse duration about or less than 1 ns). It will be used for plasma production with power densities on the target surface expected in the range between 1017 to 1018 W/cm2.
KeywordsSaturable Absorber Energy Extraction Plasma Production Pump Efficiency Laser Interaction
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