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Title: The National Direct-Drive Program: OMEGA to the National Ignition Facility

The goal of the National Direct-Drive Program is to demonstrate and understand the physics of laser direct drive (LDD). Efforts are underway on OMEGA for the 100-Gbar Campaign to demonstrate and understand the physics for hot-spot conditions and formation relevant for ignition at the 1-MJ scale, and at the National Ignition Facility to develop an understanding of the direct-drive physics at long scale lengths for the MJ Direct-Drive Campaign. For this paper the strategy of the National Direct-Drive Program is described; the requirements for the DT cryogenic fill-tube target being developed for OMEGA are presented; and preliminary LDD implosion measurements of hydrodynamic mixing seeded by laser imprint, the target-mounting stalk, and microscopic surface debris are reported.
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  1. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
  2. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics and Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Physics and Astronomy
  3. Schafer Corporation, Livermore, CA (United States)
  4. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
  5. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center
  6. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  7. Naval Research Lab. (NRL), Washington, DC (United States)
  8. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  9. University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester, New York
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
2017-10, 1382
Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1055; 2017-10, 1382, 2339
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0001944; AC52-07NA27344
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Fusion Science and Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 2; Conference: 22nd Target Fabrication Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 12-16 March 2017; Journal ID: ISSN 1536-1055
Publisher:
American Nuclear Society
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion, 100-Gbar Campaign
OSTI Identifier:
1427168