Provides a synopsis of the latest advances and developments at international laser research facilities including Gekko XII, the US National Ignition Facility and the leading European Centres, such as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
This volume includes invited reviews, research reports and results on theoretical and experimental aspects of work carried out to date. It identifies future areas for research activity, in particular in the need for higher gain from the developing laser systems. Coverage ranges from short pulse laser interaction with solid and gas targets, through radiative transfer, coronal interactions, hydrodynamic instabilities, and inertial confinement fusion to the latest advances in high power laser technology.
It will be a necessary reference for researchers in plasma, optical, atomic, molecular, and condensed matter physics, who need to be aware of laser technology in their field of application.