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Redlining lasers for nuclear fusion

The National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory reported over 1.3 MJ output, representing 70% of both input laser energy and official ‘fusion ignition’. Operations manager, Bruno Van Wonterghem, delves into the optics and what to expect next.

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Pile, D.F.P. Redlining lasers for nuclear fusion. Nat. Photon. 15, 863–865 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-021-00917-5

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