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Converting nuclear energy into the energy of coherent optical radiation

  • Erlan Batyrbekov (a1)

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This paper is devoted to the question of the conversion of nuclear energy into the energy of coherent optical radiation. The two possible ways to convert nuclear energy into laser radiation are discussed: direct and combined nuclear pumping. The concept of using laser gas active media capable of working with both direct and combined nuclear pumping is considered. The results of an investigation by Kazakh scientists on nuclear pumped lasers active media on bound–bound atomic transitions are presented.

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Erlan Gadletovich Batyrbekov, 2 Krasnoarmeyskaya str., Kurchatov 071100, Kazakhstan. E-mail: batyrbekov@nnc.kz

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