J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 429-432
Laser-driven target for fast-ignition demonstrationS. Atzeni, C. Bellei and A. Schiavi
Dipartimento di Energetica, Università di Roma "La Sapienza" and INFM, Roma, Italy
The basis for the design of a direct-drive target for demonstrating inertial fusion fast ignition and burn propagation is discussed. A preliminary design of a target driven by a pulse of about 300 kJ and ignited by an ultraintense pulse of about 100 kJ is presented and illustrated by 1-D simulations of the implosion stage and 2-D simulations of ignition and burn.
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