Accession Number:

ADA413819

Title:

High Power Lasers

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP MCLEAN VA JASON PROGRAM OFFICE

Report Date:

2003-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

92.0

Abstract:

In Summer 2002, JASON undertook a study for the National Nuclear Security Administration NNSA of the prospective scientific value of high energy petawatt HEPW lasers to the NNSAs Stockpile Stewardship Program SSP. Our charge was principally to look at the potential value of such lasers to achieving an increased understanding of nuclear weapons physics, but with attention paid to the impact of HEPW lasers on unclassified new science, including inertial-confinement fusion ICF, astrophysics, and high-field physics. We were also asked to assess the plan for petawatt laser facility development and research activities that is being developed by NNSAs major laboratories, including the technical and programmatic risks associated with it The main report presents our detailed response to the study charge this first chapter summarizes our findings,

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE