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Title: The Laser-Driven X-ray Big Area Backlighter (BABL): Design, Optimization, and Evolution

The Big Area BackLigher (BABL) has been developed for large area laser-driven x-ray backlighting on the National Ignition Facility (NIF), which can be used for general High Energy Density (HED) experiments. The BABL has been optimized via hydrodynamic simulations to produce laser-to-x-ray conversion efficiencies of up to nearly 5%. Lastly, four BABL foil materials, Zn, Fe, V, and Cu, have been used for He-α x ray production.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-20198
Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. Conference Series
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 717; Conference: 9. International Fusion Science and Applications Conference, Bellevue, WA (United States), 14 Sep 2015; Journal ID: ISSN 1742-6588
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; High Energy Density; X-ray backlighter; BABL
OSTI Identifier:
1338741

Flippo, Kirk Adler, DeVolder, Barbara Gloria, Doss, Forrest William, Kline, John L., Merritt, Elizabeth Catherine, Loomis, Eric Nicholas, Capelli, Deanna, Schmidt, Derek William, and Schmitt, Mark J. The Laser-Driven X-ray Big Area Backlighter (BABL): Design, Optimization, and Evolution. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/717/1/012062.
Flippo, Kirk Adler, DeVolder, Barbara Gloria, Doss, Forrest William, Kline, John L., Merritt, Elizabeth Catherine, Loomis, Eric Nicholas, Capelli, Deanna, Schmidt, Derek William, & Schmitt, Mark J. The Laser-Driven X-ray Big Area Backlighter (BABL): Design, Optimization, and Evolution. United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/717/1/012062.
Flippo, Kirk Adler, DeVolder, Barbara Gloria, Doss, Forrest William, Kline, John L., Merritt, Elizabeth Catherine, Loomis, Eric Nicholas, Capelli, Deanna, Schmidt, Derek William, and Schmitt, Mark J. 2016. "The Laser-Driven X-ray Big Area Backlighter (BABL): Design, Optimization, and Evolution". United States. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/717/1/012062. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1338741.
@article{osti_1338741,
title = {The Laser-Driven X-ray Big Area Backlighter (BABL): Design, Optimization, and Evolution},
author = {Flippo, Kirk Adler and DeVolder, Barbara Gloria and Doss, Forrest William and Kline, John L. and Merritt, Elizabeth Catherine and Loomis, Eric Nicholas and Capelli, Deanna and Schmidt, Derek William and Schmitt, Mark J},
abstractNote = {The Big Area BackLigher (BABL) has been developed for large area laser-driven x-ray backlighting on the National Ignition Facility (NIF), which can be used for general High Energy Density (HED) experiments. The BABL has been optimized via hydrodynamic simulations to produce laser-to-x-ray conversion efficiencies of up to nearly 5%. Lastly, four BABL foil materials, Zn, Fe, V, and Cu, have been used for He-α x ray production.},
doi = {10.1088/1742-6596/717/1/012062},
journal = {Journal of Physics. Conference Series},
number = ,
volume = 717,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {5}
}