Accession Number:

ADA050089

Title:

Laser-Fusion Studies at NRL - A Report to ERDA for the Period July 1975 to September 1976.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. Jul 75-Sep 76,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

209.0

Abstract:

The laser fusion program concentrated its efforts in two areas laser-plasma interaction and Nd-glass laser systems. Major experiments included a layered target, light scatter, fast ion studies with a newly-developed ion mass spectrometer, compressed probe beam including work on its third harmonic, compressed square pulses using a cesium cell, measurement of gain of glass in realistic pump geometry optimization of glasses, system quality and reliability improvements, automatic laser alignment, lead oxide vidicons. This report is divided into two sections, text and selected reprints, to encompass the range of NRLs research effort.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE