Accession Number:

ADA184824

Title:

The Gamma-Ray Laser Project.

Descriptive Note:

Quarterly technical progress rept. no. 1, 1 Apr-30 Jun 87,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT DALLAS RICHARDSON CENTER FOR QUANTUM ELECTRONICS AND APPLICATIO NS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

Recent approaches to the problem of the gamma-ray laser have focused upon upconversion techniques in which metastable nuclei are pumped with long wavelength radiation. At the nuclear level the storage of energy can approach tera-Joules 10 to the 12tj power J per liter for thousands of years. However, any plan to use such a resource for a gamma-ray laser poses problems of a broad interdisciplinary nature requiring the fusion of concepts taken from relatively unrelated fields of physics.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE