LSP Calculations of Cone-Wire Experiments

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Recent experiments at the Institute of Laser Engineering (ILE) in Japan [1] and at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the United Kingdom [2] have shown good coupling of short-pulse high-intensity laser light into high-energy electrons channeled down a narrow fiber. Such target configurations are being considered as backlighter targets on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). We will report on LSP calculations of these cone-wire experiments and other candidate target configurations. These calculations also give insight into the transport of MeV-electrons, which remains the critical issue for the achievement of fast ignition [3]. The LSP code uses a direct implicit particle-in-cell ... continued below

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Town, R J; Cottrill, L A; Key, M H; Kruer, W L; Langdon, A B; Lasinski, B F et al. June 13, 2005.

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Recent experiments at the Institute of Laser Engineering (ILE) in Japan [1] and at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the United Kingdom [2] have shown good coupling of short-pulse high-intensity laser light into high-energy electrons channeled down a narrow fiber. Such target configurations are being considered as backlighter targets on the National Ignition Facility (NIF). We will report on LSP calculations of these cone-wire experiments and other candidate target configurations. These calculations also give insight into the transport of MeV-electrons, which remains the critical issue for the achievement of fast ignition [3]. The LSP code uses a direct implicit particle-in-cell (PIC) algorithm in 2 or 3 dimensions to solve for beam particle transport, while treating the background particles as a fluid [4]. We have modified LSP to produce K{alpha} photons in a non-interfering manner and will show calculated absolute K{alpha} yields for the experiments reported by Key [2].

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  • Presented at: 8th International Workshop on Fast Ignition of Fusion Targets, Tarragona, Spain, Jun 27 - Jul 01, 2005

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Town, R J; Cottrill, L A; Key, M H; Kruer, W L; Langdon, A B; Lasinski, B F et al. LSP Calculations of Cone-Wire Experiments, article, June 13, 2005; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc886367/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.