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Homework Help: Power per Pulse

  1. May 9, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The NIF will use extremely powerful lasers to attempt to implode a D-T target and thus initiate nuclear fusion. One pulse of the lasers will only last for 1 nanosecond, but the total energy is expected to hit 1.8 megajoules. The wavelength is in the near ultraviolet, 350 nm.

    What is the power per pulse?

    2. The attempt at a solution
    Ok I'm pretty sure I'm thinking way too much into this question or I'm just misinterpreting the question. For the power per pulse, would all it be is 1.8 megajoules/nanosecond? It just seems too simple to be that so I want to make sure. Any help is appreciated.
  2. jcsd
  3. May 9, 2010 #2
    Assuming that the question is meaning 1.8 megajoules per pulse, then yes.
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