Target imaging and backlighting diagnosis

B. Yaakobi, D. Shvarts, F. J. Marshall, R. Epstein, Q. Su

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The expected backlighting and self-emission images of a particular CH target to be imploded on the Omega Upgrade are calculated for a variety of experimental parameters. It is shown that to overcome the problem of target self-emission, the image has to be monochromatized with a diffracting crystal. For the target studied, the two image components are then comparable in intensity and both provide useful information on target behavior. A particularly interesting feature is the appearance in the self-emission of a circular spike which closely delineates the fuel-shell interface, but requires high spatial resolution to be observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)731-733
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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