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Evaluation of Several Issues Concerning Laser Beam Propagation Through the LIFE Target Chamber

S. C. Wilks, B. I. Cohen, J. F. Latkowski, E. A. Williams

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 56 / Number 2 / August 2009 / Pages 652-657

Laser Fusion-Fission Hybrid / Eighteenth Topical Meeting on the Technology of Fusion Energy (Part 2) /

Several potential issues concerning laser-beam propagation thorough the LIFE target chambers are addressed. It is found that the absorption due to inverse Bremsstrahlung limits the gas density to approximately 2 [micro]g/cc of xenon gas. This value is within the gas density estimated to be required to keep the first wall heating to an acceptable level.

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