Review and Status of Antares
CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ALAMOS NM LOS ALAMOS SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY
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The laser fusion effort at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory LASL has evolved from early experiments with an electron-beam-controlled large-aperture CO2 laser to the massive engineering task of designing and building a 100-kJ laser fusion machine. The design of Antares is based on the design of its predecessors. It builds upon technology which was developed or advanced during the design and construction of earlier machines. On one hand it is dictated by the requirements for the output, i.e., energy on target on the other hand it is limited by existing technology or reasonable extensions thereof. Reliability and maintainability play important roles in the design considerations.
- Fusion Devices (Thermonuclear)