Oh boy not that again
The X-ray laser is one of strangest Weapon development programs of our time
brainchild of Edward Teller (the guy claim he developed the H-bomb)
he proposed Ronald Reagan the use of H-bomb as Deathray weapon aka the bomb-pumped laser.
the Idea is simple take a H-bomb warp allot Copper cable around and also warp cupper tube in it !
catapult that "Spools of thread" into space and Nuke it
during the nanoseconds were "Spools of thread" vaporise
the Plasma will produce at long axe of copper tube a X-ray Laser impulse
after some sources
the DoD made 25 Nuclear test to prove the concept
the Concept was prove, but with a little problem
the X-ray Laser impulse was not like a Deathray, more like a electric torches
another problem was use of nuclear weapon in Space
see Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Ballistic_Missile_Treaty
there was the Ideas to use U-boats SLBM Trident rockets for it
Maybe someone have some better drawings, pictures, concept arts etc. of this project ?
of one most top secrets Weapon programs of all time ?
mabye this help you http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/rocket3x.html#laser
scroll down to the bomb-pumped laser.