Optics for Laser Fusion

The use of high-power, short-pulse lasers in order to achieve fusion conditions in a D-T plasma was suggested as early as 1963 by N.G. Basov and others.1 It was not until nearly a decade later, however, that significant efforts at laser-fusion research were set up in various laboratories around the world.

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