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Ion Deflection for Final Optics in Laser Inertial Fusion Power Plants

Ryan P. Abbott, Jeffery F. Latkowski

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 52 / Number 4 / November 2007 / Pages 916-921

Technical Paper / Inertial Fusion Technology: Drivers and Advanced Designs /

Left unprotected, both transmissive and reflective final optics in a laser inertial fusion power plant would quickly fail from melting, pulsed thermal stresses, or degradation of optical properties as a result of ion implantation. One potential option for mitigating this threat is to magnetically deflect the ions such that they are directed into a robust energy dump. In this paper we detail integrated studies that have been carried out to assess the viability of this approach for protecting final optics.

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