Preliminary results from recent experiments and future roadmap to shock ignition of fusion targets

D. Batani*, G. Malka, G. Schurtz, X. Ribeyre, E. Lebel, L. Giuffrida, V. Tikhonchuk, L. Volpe, A. Patria, P. Koester, L. Labate, L. A. Gizzi, L. Antonelli, M. Richetta, J. Nejdl, M. Sawicka, D. Margarone, M. Krus, E. Krousky, J. SkalaR. Dudzak, A. Velyhan, J. Ullshmied, O. Renner, M. Smid, O. Klimo, S. Atzeni, A. Marocchino, A. Schiavi, C. Spindloe, T. O'Dell, T. Vinci, J. Wolowski, J. Badziak, T. Pysarcizck, M. Rosinski, Z. Kalinowska, T. Chodukowski

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Abstract

Shock ignition (SI) is a new approach to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) based on decoupling the compression and ignition phase. The last one relies on launching a strong shock through a high intensity laser spike (≤ 10 16 W/cm2) at the end of compression. In this paper, first we described an experiment performed using the PALS iodine laser to study laser-target coupling and laser-plasma interaction in an intensity regime relevant for SI. A first beam with wavelength λ = 1.33 μm and low intensity was used to create an extended preformed plasma, and a second one with λ = 0.44 μm to create a strong shock. Several diagnostics characterized the preformed plasma and the interaction of the main pulse. Pressure up to 90 Mbar was inferred. In the last paper of the paper, we discuss the relevant steps, which can be followed in order to approach the demonstration of SI on laser facilities like LMJ.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPreliminary results from recent experiments and future roadmap to shock ignition of fusion targets
Volume399
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases, SPIG 2012 - Zrenjanin, Serbia
Duration: 27 Aug 201231 Aug 2012

Publication series

NameJournal of Physics: Conference Series
PublisherIOP Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Print)1742-6588

Conference

Conference26th Summer School and International Symposium on the Physics of Ionized Gases, SPIG 2012
CountrySerbia
CityZrenjanin
Period27/08/201231/08/2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Batani, D., Malka, G., Schurtz, G., Ribeyre, X., Lebel, E., Giuffrida, L., Tikhonchuk, V., Volpe, L., Patria, A., Koester, P., Labate, L., Gizzi, L. A., Antonelli, L., Richetta, M., Nejdl, J., Sawicka, M., Margarone, D., Krus, M., Krousky, E., ... Chodukowski, T. (2012). Preliminary results from recent experiments and future roadmap to shock ignition of fusion targets. In Preliminary results from recent experiments and future roadmap to shock ignition of fusion targets (Vol. 399). (Journal of Physics: Conference Series). https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/399/1/012005