A method of removing a debris cloud from a fusion reactor includes injecting a fluid jet into the fusion reactor at a first velocity and thereafter, injecting a fusion target into the fusion reactor at a second velocity. The method also includes irradiating the fusion target with laser light and creating a fusion event. The method further includes forming a debris cloud in a vicinity of the fusion event and removing the debris cloud from the fusion reactor. The fluid jet applies a motive force to the debris cloud.
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