Generation of high pressure shocks relevant to the shock-ignition intensity regime

D. Batani, L. Antonelli, S. Atzeni, J. Badziak, F. Baffigi, T. Chodukowski, F. Consoli, G. Cristoforetti, R. De Angelis, R. Dudzak, G. Folpini, L. Giuffrida, L. A. Gizzi, Z. Kalinowska, P. Koester, E. Krousky, M. Krus, L. Labate, T. Levato, Y. MaheutG. Malka, D. Margarone, A. Marocchino, J. Nejdl, Ph Nicolai, T. O'Dell, T. Pisarczyk, O. Renner, Y. J. Rhee, X. Ribeyre, M. Richetta, M. Rosinski, M. Sawicka, A. Schiavi, J. Skala, M. Smid, Ch Spindloe, J. Ullschmied, A. Velyhan, T. Vinci

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An experiment was performed using the PALS laser to study laser-target coupling and laser-plasma interaction in an intensity regime ≤1016 W/cm2, relevant for the "shock ignition" approach to Inertial Confinement Fusion. A first beam at low intensity was used to create an extended preformed plasma, and a second one to create a strong shock. Pressures up to 90 Megabars were inferred. Our results show the importance of the details of energy transport in the overdense region.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032710
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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