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  • S. P. Melnikov
  • A. N. Sizov
  • A. A. Sinyanskii
  • George H. Miley
Chapter

Abstract

This section briefly examines the last 50 years of research in the field of transformation of the kinetic energy of products of nuclear reactions into laser radiation, that is, nuclear-pumped lasers (NPL). NPLs include lasers in the optical spectral range, which are excited directly by nuclear radiation or by using intermediate devices, for example, nuclear-optical converters (nuclear-excited plasma, scintillators).

Keywords

Neutron Flux Energy Deposition Neutron Source Fission Fragment Laser Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. P. Melnikov
    • 1
  • A. N. Sizov
    • 1
  • A. A. Sinyanskii
    • 1
  • George H. Miley
    • 2
  1. 1.The Russian Federal Nuclear CenterSarovRussia
  2. 2.University of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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