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Title: First Observation of Cross-Beam Energy Transfer Mitigation for Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Implosions Using Wavelength Detuning at the National Ignition Facility

Cross-beam energy transfer (CBET) results from two-beam energy exchange via seeded stimulated Brillouin scattering, which detrimentally reduces ablation pressure and implosion velocity in direct-drive inertial confinement fusion. Direct-drive implosions at the National Ignition Facility were conducted to reduce CBET by detuning the laser-source wavelengths (±2.3 Å UV) of the interacting beams over the equatorial region of the target. For the first time, wavelength detuning was shown to increase the equatorial region velocity experimentally by 16% and to alter the in-flight shell morphology. These experimental observations are consistent with design predictions of radiation–hydrodynamic simulations that indicate a 10% increase in the average ablation pressure.
Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
2017-38; 13-76
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; PRLTAO; 2017-38, 2333, 1376; TRN: US1801708
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0001944
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics; Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CBET; ICF; NIF; LPI; wavelength detuning
OSTI Identifier:
1423123
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1422256

Marozas, J. A., Hohenberger, M., Rosenberg, M. J., Turnbull, D., Collins, T. J. B., Radha, P. B., McKenty, P. W., Zuegel, J. D., Marshall, F. J., Regan, S. P., Sangster, T. C., Seka, W., Campbell, E. M., Goncharov, V. N., Bowers, M. W., Di Nicola, J. -M. G., Erbert, G., MacGowan, B. J., Pelz, L. J., and Yang, S. T.. First Observation of Cross-Beam Energy Transfer Mitigation for Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Implosions Using Wavelength Detuning at the National Ignition Facility. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.085001.
Marozas, J. A., Hohenberger, M., Rosenberg, M. J., Turnbull, D., Collins, T. J. B., Radha, P. B., McKenty, P. W., Zuegel, J. D., Marshall, F. J., Regan, S. P., Sangster, T. C., Seka, W., Campbell, E. M., Goncharov, V. N., Bowers, M. W., Di Nicola, J. -M. G., Erbert, G., MacGowan, B. J., Pelz, L. J., & Yang, S. T.. First Observation of Cross-Beam Energy Transfer Mitigation for Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Implosions Using Wavelength Detuning at the National Ignition Facility. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.085001.
Marozas, J. A., Hohenberger, M., Rosenberg, M. J., Turnbull, D., Collins, T. J. B., Radha, P. B., McKenty, P. W., Zuegel, J. D., Marshall, F. J., Regan, S. P., Sangster, T. C., Seka, W., Campbell, E. M., Goncharov, V. N., Bowers, M. W., Di Nicola, J. -M. G., Erbert, G., MacGowan, B. J., Pelz, L. J., and Yang, S. T.. 2018. "First Observation of Cross-Beam Energy Transfer Mitigation for Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Implosions Using Wavelength Detuning at the National Ignition Facility". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.085001.
@article{osti_1423123,
title = {First Observation of Cross-Beam Energy Transfer Mitigation for Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Implosions Using Wavelength Detuning at the National Ignition Facility},
author = {Marozas, J. A. and Hohenberger, M. and Rosenberg, M. J. and Turnbull, D. and Collins, T. J. B. and Radha, P. B. and McKenty, P. W. and Zuegel, J. D. and Marshall, F. J. and Regan, S. P. and Sangster, T. C. and Seka, W. and Campbell, E. M. and Goncharov, V. N. and Bowers, M. W. and Di Nicola, J. -M. G. and Erbert, G. and MacGowan, B. J. and Pelz, L. J. and Yang, S. T.},
abstractNote = {Cross-beam energy transfer (CBET) results from two-beam energy exchange via seeded stimulated Brillouin scattering, which detrimentally reduces ablation pressure and implosion velocity in direct-drive inertial confinement fusion. Direct-drive implosions at the National Ignition Facility were conducted to reduce CBET by detuning the laser-source wavelengths (±2.3 Å UV) of the interacting beams over the equatorial region of the target. For the first time, wavelength detuning was shown to increase the equatorial region velocity experimentally by 16% and to alter the in-flight shell morphology. These experimental observations are consistent with design predictions of radiation–hydrodynamic simulations that indicate a 10% increase in the average ablation pressure.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.120.085001},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 8,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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