J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 919-923
Measurements of gas filled halfraum energetics at the national ignition facility using a single quadJ.L. Kline1, J.C. Fernández1, S.R. Goldman1, D. Braun2, O. Landen2, C. Niemann2, D.C. Gautier1, B.M. Hegelich1, D.S. Montgomery1, N.E. Lanier1, H.A. Rose1, J.B. Workman1, K. Campbell2, J. Celeste2, E. Dewald2, S. Glenzer2, D. Hinkel2, J. Holder2, D. Kalantar2, J. Kamperschroer2, J. Kimbrough2, R. Kirkwood2, F.D. Lee2, B. MacGowan2, A. MacKinnon2, J. McDonald2, J. Schein2, M. Schneider2, L. Suter2 and B. Young2
1 PO Box 1663, MS E526, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
2 PO Box 808, L-481, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
Gas filled halfraum experiments were conducted at the National Ignition Facility which provided an excellent test of the tools needed to understand halfraum energetics in an ignition relevant regime. The experiments used a highly shaped laser pulse and measured large levels of backscattered laser energy. These two components challenge the ability of radiation hydrodynamic simulations to model the experiments. The results show good agreement between experimental measurements and simulations.
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