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Boyer, former head of the laser division at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, discusses the origins of the Los Alamos Laser Program, the influence of Air Force Weapons Laboratory (AFWL) High-energy Laser Program on his own program, the connection with his earlier nuclear rocket propulsion studies; Abraham Hertzberg’s proposal of the gas-dynamic laser concept and his visit to Los Alamos to discuss laser function.
Laser fusion research with deuterium-tritium sphere; KMS Industries fusion research; formation of KMS Fusion; security clearance issues; interactions with the Atomic Energy Commission; Nuckolls/Wood paper and hohlraum; patents at KMS Fusion.
The main topics discussed include his work with the Institute for Defense Analysis in the mid-1960s; laser damage; and laser fusion.
Roy Johnson, who joined KMS Fusion as an experimentalist in mid-1972, gives a very brief overview of the firm's work on laser fusion from 1969-1981; the company's facilities, its acquisitions of experimental hardware, the policies and styles of its leaders, and its financial fortunes.
In this interview Ray Kidder discusses topics such as: Atomic Energy Commission; Lawrence Livermore Laboratory; California Institute of Technology (Caltech); Manhattan Project; serving in the navy as a technician during World War II; finishing his undergraduate degree at Ohio State University; hydrogen bombs; nuclear weapons; laser fusion; underground nuclear testing facilities; Richard Rhodes; Theodore Maiman; Keith Brueckner; Edward Teller; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA); Hans Bethe; KMS Fusion.