Microengineering techniques for fabricating planar foils for use in laser targets

R. P. Keatch, B. Lawrenson, F. B. Lewis, T. C. Tyrrell

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    The current techniques for fabricating planar laser targets and their components depend heavily on very accurate computer-controlled lathes, diamond turning and milling processes. The development of these processes has formed a science in themself, with novel techniques being developed continuously to keep up with the experimentalist's requirements, Unfortunately, with these techniques, the element of mass-production is lost because each component is made individually. Hence, processes which produce multiple components simultaneously become attractive, resulting in a reduction in both cost and time. Within the microelectronics industry, mass-production is essential and the processes adopted to achieve this have been developed and optimised for microfabrication.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)101-105
    Number of pages5
    JournalFusion Technology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    Event12th Target Fabrication Specialists Meeting, TFM-98 - Jackson Hole, United States
    Duration: 19 Apr 199823 Apr 1998


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