Progress in cryogenic target implosions on OMEGA

R. L. McCrory, D. D. Meyerhofer, R. Betti, T. R. Boehly, R. S. Craxton, J. A. Delettrez, D. H. Edgell, V. Yu Glebov, V. N. Concharov, D. R. Harding, S. X. Hu, J. P. Knauer, F. J. Marshall, P. W. McKenty, P. B. Radha, S. P. Regan, T. C. Sangster, W. Seka, R. W. Short, D. ShvartsS. Skupsky, V. A. Smalyuk, J. M. Soures, C. Stoeckl, W. Theobald, B. Yaakobi, J. A. Frenje, C. K. Li, R. D. Petrasso, F. H. Séguin, D. T. Cascy

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Cryogenic deuterium-tritium targets are imploded on the OMEGA Laser System in a direct-drive configuration. Arcal densities of approximately 200 mg/cm2 have been measured with implosion velocities of 3 × 107 cm/s. These implosions are used to study the dynamics of cryogenic target compression and to develop areal-density diagnostics that will be used as parr of the ignition campaign on the National Ignition Facility.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEdward Teller Lectures
Subtitle of host publicationLasers and Inertial Fusion Energy (Second Edition)
PublisherImperial College Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781911299660
ISBN (Print)9781911299653
StatePublished - 8 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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