A new optimization methodology for polar direct drive illuminations at the national ignition facility

Duncan Barlow, A. Colaïtis, D. Viala, M. J. Rosenberg, I. Igumenshchev, V. Goncharov, L. Ceurvorst, P. B. Radha, W. Theobald, R. S. Craxton, M. J. V. Streeter, T. Chapman, J. Mathiaud, R. H. H. Scott, K. Glize

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Abstract

A new, efficient, algorithmic approach to create illumination configurations for laser driven high energy density physics experiments is proposed. The method is applied to a polar direct drive solid target experiment at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), where it is simulated to create more than x2 higher peak pressure and x1.4 higher density by maintaining better shock uniformity. The analysis is focused on projecting shocks into solid targets at the NIF, but with minor adaptations the method could be applied to implosions, other target geometries and other facilities.
Original languageEnglish
TypeArticle
Media of outputarXiv open-access archive
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2023

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NamearXiv

Keywords

  • physics.plasm-ph

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