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Gas Lasers Excited by Radiation from Nuclear Explosions

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

In previous chapters, we have reviewed pumping methods for gas-medium and condensed-medium lasers using nuclear reactors as neutron sources. We also reviewed the characteristics of these lasers and the potential to use them in different nuclear-laser devices. The highest specific power depositions for gas media (q ≤ 5 kW/cm3) can be obtained if a laser cell that has a uranium layer or is filled with 3Не is placed inside the core of a pulsed reactor at the minimal possible pulse length for pulsed reactors, ~100 μs. However, these specific power depositions are sometimes not sufficient to reach the lasing threshold of certain active media.

Keywords

Active Medium Nuclear Explosion Laser Device Inertial Confinement Fusion Target Chamber 
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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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