Laser Interaction and Related Plasma Phenomena

Volume 4A

  • Helmut J. Schwarz
  • Heinrich Hora

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Lasers for Fusion

    1. J. Trenholme, E. Bliss, J. Emmett, J. Glaze, T. Gilmartin, R. Godwin et al.
      Pages 1-13
    2. N. G. Basov, O. N. Krokhin, Yu. A. Mikhailov, G. V. Sklizkov, S. I. Fedotov
      Pages 15-42
    3. R. A. Armistead, T. J. Magee
      Pages 67-90
    4. S. Collocott, K. N. R. Taylor
      Pages 91-95
    5. K. Hohla, G. Brederlow, E. Fill, R. Volk, K. J. Witte
      Pages 97-113
    6. K. Witte, G. Brederlow, E. Fill, K. Hohla, R. Volk
      Pages 115-119
    7. P. B. Corkum, A. J. Alcock, D. J. James, K. J. Andrews, K. E. Leopold, D. F. Rollin et al.
      Pages 143-160
    8. M. C. Richardson, N. H. Burnett, H. A. Baldis, G. D. Enright, R. Fedosejevs, N. R. Isenor et al.
      Pages 161-180
  3. X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Lasers

    1. P. Jaegle, G. Jamelot, A. Carillon, A. Sureau
      Pages 229-248
    2. G. C. Baldwin
      Pages 249-257
    3. G. V. H. Wilson, H. Hora, D. H. Chaplin, H. R. Foster, E. P. George
      Pages 267-282
  4. Targets

  5. Moderate Intensities

    1. E. Jannitti, P. Nicolosi, G. Tondello, L. Garifo, A. M. Malvezzi
      Pages 387-405
    2. D. Salzmann, Y. Gazit, Y. Komet, A. D. Krumbein, H. M. Loebenstein, M. Oron et al.
      Pages 407-420
  6. Fusion Oriented Experiments

    1. Roy R. Johnson, Peter Hammerling, Frederick J. Mayer
      Pages 421-435
    2. H. G. Ahlstrom, J. F. Holzrichter, K. R. Manes, E. K. Storm, M. J. Boyle, K. M. Brooks et al.
      Pages 437-477
    3. N. G. Basov, A. A. Kologrivov, O. N. Krokhin, A. A. Rupasov, G. V. Sklizkov, A. S. Shikanov et al.
      Pages 479-501
    4. D. Billon, P. A. Holstein, J. Launspach, C. Patou, J. M. Reisse, D. Schirmann
      Pages 503-534
    5. E. B. Goldman, L. M. Goldman, J. Delettrez, J. Hoose, S. Jackel, G. W. Leppelmeier et al.
      Pages 535-550
    6. J. A. Stamper, S. E. Bodner, P. G. Burkhalter, R. Decoste, G. A. Doschek, U. Feldman et al.
      Pages 551-570
    7. K. Eidmann, Ch. Dorn, R. Sigel
      Pages 571-576
    8. C. Yamanaka, M. Yokoyama, S. Nakai, T. Yamanaka, Y. Izawa, Y. Kato et al.
      Pages 577-602
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 603-661

About this book


Since the third Workshop on "Laser Interaction and Related Plasma Phenomena" in 1973, one area within the scope of this con­ ference received increased attention: laser fusion. This possi­ bility was emphasized in February 1977 in a Seminar on US energy policies at The Hartford Graduate Center by John F. O'Leary, Head of the Federal Energy Administration, who said that "by the year 2100, ••• laser fusion will be coming along, giving us a new age of choice". Efforts in research and development were stepped up to investigate new concepts of laser ignition of controlled nuclear reactions. Here, one expects no radioactive waste from fuel. Th~ deuterium-tritium reaction - the only one which may be possible with magnetic field confinement in tokamaks - has a highly radio­ active tritium cycle, while, in principle, laser reactions are possible with pure deuterium, hydrogen-boron or others. The worldwide progress in laser compression was not only stim­ ulated by the energy crisis, but also by its advancements. In our first Workshop in 1969 F. Floux of the French Limeil Laboratories described his experiments, which led, only one month later, to the production of fusion neutrons in such large numbers as had not been achieved up to then (see appendix of Vol. I these Proceedings).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut J. Schwarz
    • 1
  • Heinrich Hora
    • 2
  1. 1.Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA
  2. 2.The University of New South WalesKensington, SydneyAustralia

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