Laser and Particle Beams

Regular Papers

Progress with gas lenses

M.M. Michaelisa1, M. Kuppena1, A. Prausea1, A. Forbesa1, N. Virannaa1 and N. Lisia1

a1 Plasma Physics Research Institute, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa


Three gas lenses appear promising for fusion and other applications. We review progress of the understanding and scaling of two of these lenses and discuss their potential for industry, advanced research, and fusion.

(Received March 15 1995)

(Revised March 27 1996)

(Accepted March 31 1996)