X-ray flux and x-ray burnthrough experiments on reduced-scale targets at the NIF and OMEGA lasers

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An experimental campaign to maximize radiation drive in small-scale hohlraums has been carried out at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA USA) and at the OMEGA laser at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (Rochester, NY USA). The small-scale hohlraums, laser energy, laser pulse, and diagnostics were similar at both facilities but the geometries were very different. The NIF experiments used on-axis laser beams whereas the OMEGA experiments used 19 beams in three beam cones. In the cases when the lasers coupled well and produced similar radiation drive, images of x-ray burnthrough and laser ... continued below

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Schneider, M; Hinkel, D; Young, B; Holder, J; Langdon, A; Baldis, H et al. August 24, 2005.

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An experimental campaign to maximize radiation drive in small-scale hohlraums has been carried out at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA USA) and at the OMEGA laser at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (Rochester, NY USA). The small-scale hohlraums, laser energy, laser pulse, and diagnostics were similar at both facilities but the geometries were very different. The NIF experiments used on-axis laser beams whereas the OMEGA experiments used 19 beams in three beam cones. In the cases when the lasers coupled well and produced similar radiation drive, images of x-ray burnthrough and laser deposition indicate the pattern of plasma filling is very different.

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  • Presented at: Inertial Fusion Science and Applications 2005, Biarritz,, France, Sep 04 - Sep 09, 2005

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Schneider, M; Hinkel, D; Young, B; Holder, J; Langdon, A; Baldis, H et al. X-ray flux and x-ray burnthrough experiments on reduced-scale targets at the NIF and OMEGA lasers, article, August 24, 2005; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc873544/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.