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Title: Effects of laser-plasma instabilities on hydro evolution in an OMEGA-EP long-scale-length experiment

Laser-plasma instabilities and hydro evolution of the coronal plasma in an OMEGA EP long-scale-length experiment with planar targets were studied with particle-in-cell (PIC) and hydrodynamic simulations. Plasma and laser conditions were first obtained in a two-dimensional DRACO hydro simulation with only inverse-bremsstrahlung absorption. Using these conditions, an OSIRIS PIC simulation was performed to study laser absorption and hot-electron generation caused by laser-plasma instabilities (LPIs) near the quarter-critical region. The obtained PIC information was subsequently coupled to another DRACO simulation to examine how the LPIs affect the overall hydrodynamics. Lastly, the results showed that the LPI-induced laser absorption increased the electron temperature but did not significantly change the density scale length in the corona.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
2017-32; 1330
Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X; 2017-32, 2285, 1330; TRN: US1700672
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0001944
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY
OSTI Identifier:
1351538
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1348272