Accession Number:

ADA639411

Title:

The NIKE 60 cm Electron Beam-Pumped KrF Amplifier

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1993-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

NIKE is a large angularly multiplexed KrF laser system under development at the Naval Research Laboratory. NIKE is designed to deliver 2-3 kJ in a 3-4 nsec pulse onto a planar target and is designed to explore the technical and physics issues of direct drive laser fusion. One of the primary goals of the NIKE laser is to achieve ablation pressure nonuniformities of less than 2 in the target focal plane using lSI beam smoothing. These uniformities should be comparable to those required for direct drive of high gain targets.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Optics
  • Particle Accelerators

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE