Implosion Symmetry of Laser-Irradiated Cylindrical Targets

Ramirez Garrido, Julio and Ramis Abril, Rafael and Schurtz, G. (2008). Implosion Symmetry of Laser-Irradiated Cylindrical Targets. "Laser and Particle Beams", v. 26 (n. 1); pp. 113-126. ISSN 0263-0346.


Title: Implosion Symmetry of Laser-Irradiated Cylindrical Targets
  • Ramirez Garrido, Julio
  • Ramis Abril, Rafael
  • Schurtz, G.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Laser and Particle Beams
Date: March 2008
Volume: 26
Freetext Keywords: Cylindrical targets; hydrodynamic simulations; implosion symmetry; inertial confinement fusion; laser-plasma interaction
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Aeronáuticos (UPM)
Department: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeronáutica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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We consider the symmetry of cylindrical implosions of laser targets with parameters corresponding to experiments proposed for the LIL laser facility at Bordeaux: eight laser beams in octahedrical configuration, delivering a total of 50 kJ of 0.35 (xm laser light in 5 ns, impinging on 1.26 mm diameter polystyrene cylindrical shells filled with deuterium at 30 bar and 5.35 mg cm"3; this configuration allows to place diagnostics along the symmetry axis to evaluate directly the uniformity of implosion. Numerical studies have been carried out by using the hydrodynamic computer codes MULTI and CHIC, including one-dimensional, and two-dimensional R-Z and R-6 simulations. Deuterium is compressed into a 1 mm long and 50 |xm diameter filament, with density ranging from 2 to 6 g cm-3 and temperatures above 1000 eV. In spite of the reduced numbers of beams, a good symmetry can be achieved with a careful choice of the irradiation pattern. The heat transport smoothing between laser absorption zone and ablation layer plays a fundamental role in the attenuation of residual non-uniformities. Also, it has been found that the radiation transport determines the radial structure of the compressed filament.

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