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Title: Raman Backscatter as a Remote Laser Power Sensor in High-Energy-Density Plasmas [Stimulated Scattering as a Remote Laser Power Sensor in High-Density and Temperature Plasmas]

Stimulated Raman backscatter is used as a remote sensor to quantify the instantaneous laser power after transfer from outer to inner cones that cross in a National Ignition Facility (NIF) gas-filled hohlraum plasma. By matching stimulated Raman backscatter between a shot reducing outer versus a shot reducing inner power we infer that about half of the incident outer-cone power is transferred to inner cones, for the specific time and wavelength configuration studied. Furthermore, this is the first instantaneous nondisruptive measure of power transfer in an indirect drive NIF experiment using optical measurements.
Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  2. LCLS Stanford, CA (United States)
  3. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-629872
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 111; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION
OSTI Identifier:
1377780
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1103759