I. Laser Fusion.- U.S. Inertial Confinement Fusion Program Experiments: Results and Implications.- Status of Inertial Confinement Fusion Research at Los Alamos National Laboratory.- High Density Compression of Hollow-Shell Target by GEKKO XII and Laser Fusion Research at ILE Osaka University.- Status of Experimental Investigations of ICF and X-Ray Lasers in SINPC.- Investigations into X-ray Damage to the First Wall of the Inertial Confinement Fusion Laboratory Microfusion Facility.- Leading Role of Laser Fusion and its Advances by Volume Ignition and by Pulsationfree Direct Drive.- Laser Induced Transitions in Muon Catalyzed Fusion.- II. Laser Development.- Light Ion Beam Drivers for Inertial Confinement Fusion.- Development of High Power KrF Laser for ICF Laser Driver and Laser Interaction Experiments.- The Gamma-Ray Laser - Status and Issues in 1989.- Modelling of Intense Line Radiation From Laser-Produced Plasmas.- Observation of Gain on XUV Transitions in Ne-Like and Li-Like Ions.- Nuclear-Driven Solid-State Lasers for Inertial Confinement Fusion.- Lasing Without Inversion.- III. Laser-Plasma Instabilities.- Ion Acoustic Parametric Decay Instabilities in Laser-Plasma Interactions.- Spectral and Temporal Properties of l?0 2?0 and 3/2?0 Emission from Laser-Produced Plasmas.- A Survey of Raman Spectra from Laser-Produced Plasmas.- Experimental Study of Beam-Plasma Instabilities in Long Scalelength Laser Produced Plasmas.- Analysis of 2? and 3?/2 Spectra from Plasmas Produced by Irradiation of Thin Foil Targets.- Nonstationary Stimulated Brillouin Backscattering in Inhomogeneous Density Profiles.- Turbulence in Very-High Mach Number Laser-Accelerated Material.- IV. Interaction Properties.- Electron Motion in Plasma Irradjated by Strong Laser Light.- Early-Time "Shine-Through" in Laser Irradiated Targets.- Laser Induced Breakdown and High Voltage Induced Vacuum Breakdown on Metal Surfaces.- New Basic Theory From Laser-Plasma Double Layers: Generalization to Degenerate Electrons and Nuclei.- Caviton Generation with Two-Temperature Equation-of-State Effects in Laser Produced Plasmas.- Radiation Damage in Single Crystal CsI(T1) and Polycrystal CsI.- Active Beam-Control and Active Laser-Diagnostic of Intense Pulsed Ion Sources.- Saturable Magnetics for Laser and Plasma Interactions.- Nuclear Driven UV Fluorescence for Stimulation of the Atomic Iodine Laser.- A Highly Reflecting Microwave Plasma Mirror.- V. Laser Acceleration and Microwaves.- Particle Acceleration with the Axial Electric Field of a TEM10 Mode Laser Beam.- Acceleration of Electrons to TeV Energy by Lasers in Vacuum.- A Review of Back Lighted Thyratron Physics and Applications.- Two-Dimensional Calculation of Sequential Electron Layer Formation by Crossed Microwave Beams in Air at Low Pressure.- Shock Wave Decay and Spallation in Laser-Matter Interaction.- VI. ICF Calculations and Beam Fusion.- High-Gain Direct-Drive Target Design for ICF.- Adiabatic Compression of Fuel in ICF Target.- X-Ray Conversion in High Gain Radiation Drive ICF.- Implosion Characteristics of Radiation-Driven High Gain Laser Fusion.- Fission-Induced Inertial Confinement Hot Fusion and Cold Fusion With Electrolysis.- Ion Beam-Plasma Interaction for Particle Driven Fusion.- Tight Focusing of Proton Beam and its Interaction with Targets.- Theoretical Analysis of Charge Neutralization of the Intense Light Ion Beam.- An Implicit Fluid-Particle Model for Ion Beam-Plasma Interactions.- Attendees.- Author Index.
The 9th International Workshop on "Laser Interaction and Related Plasma Phenomena" was held November 6-10, 1989, at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Cal ifornia. Starting in 1969, thi s represents a continuation of the longest series of meetings in this field in the United States. It is, in fact, the longest series anywhere with published Proceedings that document the advances and the growth of this dynamic field of physics and technology. Following the discovery of the laser in 1960, the study of processes involved in laser beam interactions with materials opened a basically new dimension of physics. The energy densities and intensities generated are many orders of magnitude beyond those previously observed in laboratories. Simultaneously, the temporal dynamics of this interaction covers a broad range, only recently reaching ultra short times, of the order of a few femtoseconds. Applications of this technology are of interest for many types of material treatments. Further, from the very beginning, a key ambitious goal has been to produce fusion energy by intense laser irradiation of a target containi ng appropriate fusion fuels. The vari ous phenomena discovered during the ensuing research on laser-fusion are, indeed, much more complex than originally expected. However, in view of recent advances in physics understanding, a route to successful laser fusion can be seen. The development of fusion energy received a very strong stimulation since the last workshop due to the now partially publicized results of underground nuclear explosions.
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