Accession Number:

ADA636303

Title:

Antares Is Coming To Life

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Antares is designed to focus 24 laser beams of 1.7-TW each onto a target of submillimeter size. Two grid-controlled electron guns and 96 laser cavities have to be energized by 10 powerful Marx generators in microseconds. During automatic alignment, 168 mirrors have to be moved. Laser energy is extracted in one nanosecond. This paper presents a concise review of the basic design parameters of the laser fusion machine and the present status of the assembly and test activities. Up-to-date test results of the subsystems and of the first integrated beamline 12 beams are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE