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Title: Supersonic gas-jet characterization with interferometry and Thomson scattering on the OMEGA Laser System

A supersonic gas-jet target platform has been activated on the OMEGA Laser System. An analytic model for gas dynamics in a supersonic nozzle was used to predict gas-plume parameters and to design nozzles for use in laser-plasma experiments. The gas-jet system was analyzed with a Mach–Zehnder interferometer to study neutral density and with Thomson scattering to study plasma parameters on the OMEGA Laser System. Thus, these initial measurements demonstrate the capabilities of the OMEGA gas jet as a platform for future laser–plasma interaction science.
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  1. Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
2017-269, 2375, 1417
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748; 2017-269, 2375, 1417
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: 10; Conference: 22nd Topical Conference on High Temperature Plasma Diagnostics, San Diego, CA, 16-19 April 2018; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
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); New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; quasi one dimensional flows; x-ray scattering; lasers; fluid flows; hydrodynamics; interferometry; supersonic flows; interferometers; combustion
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