J. Phys. IV France
Volume 133, June 2006
Page(s) 1205 - 1208
Published online 16 June 2006
Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications 2005
J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 1205-1208

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006133247

X-ray flux and X-ray burnthrough experiments on reduced-scale targets at the NIF and OMEGA lasers

M.B. Schneider1, D.E. Hinkel1, B.K. Young1, J.P. Holder1, A.B. Langdon1, H.A. Baldis2, R. Bahr3, D.E. Bower1, H.C. Bruns1, K.M. Campbell1, J.R. Celeste1, S. Compton1, C.G. Constantin2, R.L. Costa1, E.L. Dewald1, S.N. Dixit1, M.J. Eckart1, D.C. Eder1, M.J. Edwards1, A.D. Ellis1, J.A. Emig1, D.H. Froula1, V. Glebov3, S.H. Glenzer1, D. Hargrove1, C.A. Haynam1, R.F. Heeter1, M.A. Henesian1, G. Holtmeier1, D.L. James1, K.S. Jancaitis1, D.H. Kalantar1, J.H. Kamperschroer1, R.L. Kauffman1, J. Kimbrough1, R. Kirkwood1, A.E. Koniges1, O.L. Landen1, M. Landon1, F.D. Lee1, B.J. MacGowan1, A.J. Mackinnon1, K.R. Manes1, C. Marshall1, M.J. May1, J.W. McDonald1, J. Menapace1, S.J. Moon1, E.I. Moses1, D.H. Munro1, J.R. Murray1, C. Niemann1, D. Pellinen4, K. Piston1, G.D. Power1, V. Rekow1, S. Roberts3, J.A. Ruppe1, J. Schein1, W. Seka3, R. Shepherd1, M.S. Singh1, C. Sorce, P.T. Springer1, C.H. Still1, C. Stoeckl3, L.J. Suter1, G.L. Tietbohl1, R.E. Turner1, B.M. Van Wonterghem1, R.J. Wallace1, A. Warrick1, P. Watts4, F. Weber1, P.J. Wegner1, E.A. Williams1 and P.E. Young1

1  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
2  University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
3  Laboratory for Laser Energetics, 250 East River Road, Rochester, NY 14623-1299, USA
4  Bechtel Nevada Corporation, Livermore, CA 94550, USA

An experimental campaign to maximize radiation drive in small-scale hohlraums has been carried out at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA, USA) and at the OMEGA laser at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (Rochester, NY, USA). The small-scale hohlraums, laser energy, laser pulse, and diagnostics were similar at both facilities but the geometries were very different. The NIF experiments used on-axis laser beams whereas the OMEGA experiments used 19 beams in three beam cones. In the cases when the lasers coupled well and produced similar radiation drive, images of x-ray burnthrough and laser deposition indicate the pattern of plasma filling is very different.

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