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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