Laser Light Glass

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Object Name: 
Laser Light Glass
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
99.8.18
Dimensions: 
Overall (approximate) H: 5.1 cm, W: 76.2 cm, D: 45.7 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1997-1998
Credit Line: 
Gift of Schott Glass Technologies
Primary Description: 
Laser Light Glass. Neodymium doped glass. Of A rectangular amplifier "core" for the new NIF (National Ignition Facility). The core will receive cladding and be used to amplify a laser beam. The NIF is not yet built, but its purpose, like that of the planned Laser Megajcule in France, is to simulate nuclear explosions (rendering nuclear testing unnecessary), and to study the reactions in stars (nuclear fusion) with the hope of using the knowledge to produce an endless source of energy.
Provenance: 
Schott Glass Technologies, Source
1997
to
1999
Material: