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Title: The National Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Program

The National Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Program consists of the 100-Gbar Campaign on the 30-kJ, 351-nm, 60-beam OMEGA Laser System and the Megajoule Direct-Drive (MJDD) Campaign on the 1.8-MJ, 351-nm, 192-beam National Ignition Facility (NIF). The main goals of the 100-Gbar Campaign are to demonstrate and understand the physics for hot-spot conditions and formation relevant for ignition at the MJ scale, while the MJDD Campaign seeks to understand the laser-plasma interactions, energy coupling, and laser imprint for ignition-scale direct-drive coronal plasmas. An overview of the multi-year, systematic effort that is underway for the National Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Program (including laser, target, and diagnostic improvements in progress), as well as recent results from the 100-Gbar Campaign on OMEGA and the MJDD Campaign on NIF is presented in this paper.
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  1. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
  2. Naval Research Lab. (NRL), Washington, DC (United States). Plasma Physics Division
  3. Schafer Corporation, Livermore, CA (United States)
  4. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  5. General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States)
  6. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Plasma Science and Fusion Center
  7. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
2017-53; 1-456
Journal ID: ISSN 0029-5515; 2017-53, 1456, 2413
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0001944
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Fusion
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 59; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0029-5515
Publisher:
IOP Science
Research Org:
Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; laser direct drive inertial confinement fusion; hydrodynamic instability; laser plasma interaction; high power lasers
OSTI Identifier:
1487239

Regan, S. P., Goncharov, V. N., Sangster, T. C., Campbell, E. M., Betti, R., Bates, J. W., Bauer, K., Bernat, T., Bhandarkar, S., Boehly, T. R., Bonino, M. J., Bose, A., Cao, D., Carlson, L., Chapman, R., Chapman, T., Collins, G. W., Collins, T. J. B., Craxton, R. S., Delettrez, J. A., Edgell, D. H., Epstein, R., Farrell, M., Forrest, C. J., Follett, R. K., Frenje, J. A., Froula, D. H., Gatu Johnson, M., Gibson, C. R., Gonzalez, L., Goyon, C., Glebov, V. Yu, Gopalaswamy, V., Greenwood, A., Harding, D. R., Hohenberger, M., Hu, S. X., Huang, H., Hund, J., Igumenshchev, I. V., Jacobs-Perkins, D. W., Janezic, R. T., Karasik, M., Kelly, J. H., Kessler, T. J., Knauer, J. P., Kosc, T. Z., Luo, R., Loucks, S. J., Marozas, J. A., Marshall, F. J., Mauldin, M., McCrory, R. L., Mckenty, P. W., Michel, D. T., Michel, P., Moody, J. D., Myatt, J. F., Nikroo, A., Nilson, P. M., Obenschain, S. P., Palastro, J. P., Peebles, J., Petrasso, R. D., Petta, N., Radha, P. B., Ralph, J. E., Rosenberg, M. J., Sampat, S., Schmitt, A. J., Schmitt, M. J., Schoff, M., Seka, W., Shah, R., Rygg, J. R., Shaw, J. G., Short, R., Shmayda, W. T., Shoup, M. J., Shvydky, A., Solodov, A. A., Sorce, C., Stadermann, M., Stoeckl, C., Sweet, W., Taylor, C., Taylor, R., Theobald, W., Turnbull, D. P., Ulreich, J., Wittman, M. D., Woo, K. M., Youngblood, K., and Zuegel, J. D.. The National Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Program. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1088/1741-4326/aae9b5.
Regan, S. P., Goncharov, V. N., Sangster, T. C., Campbell, E. M., Betti, R., Bates, J. W., Bauer, K., Bernat, T., Bhandarkar, S., Boehly, T. R., Bonino, M. J., Bose, A., Cao, D., Carlson, L., Chapman, R., Chapman, T., Collins, G. W., Collins, T. J. B., Craxton, R. S., Delettrez, J. A., Edgell, D. H., Epstein, R., Farrell, M., Forrest, C. J., Follett, R. K., Frenje, J. A., Froula, D. H., Gatu Johnson, M., Gibson, C. R., Gonzalez, L., Goyon, C., Glebov, V. Yu, Gopalaswamy, V., Greenwood, A., Harding, D. R., Hohenberger, M., Hu, S. X., Huang, H., Hund, J., Igumenshchev, I. V., Jacobs-Perkins, D. W., Janezic, R. T., Karasik, M., Kelly, J. H., Kessler, T. J., Knauer, J. P., Kosc, T. Z., Luo, R., Loucks, S. J., Marozas, J. A., Marshall, F. J., Mauldin, M., McCrory, R. L., Mckenty, P. W., Michel, D. T., Michel, P., Moody, J. D., Myatt, J. F., Nikroo, A., Nilson, P. M., Obenschain, S. P., Palastro, J. P., Peebles, J., Petrasso, R. D., Petta, N., Radha, P. B., Ralph, J. E., Rosenberg, M. J., Sampat, S., Schmitt, A. J., Schmitt, M. J., Schoff, M., Seka, W., Shah, R., Rygg, J. R., Shaw, J. G., Short, R., Shmayda, W. T., Shoup, M. J., Shvydky, A., Solodov, A. A., Sorce, C., Stadermann, M., Stoeckl, C., Sweet, W., Taylor, C., Taylor, R., Theobald, W., Turnbull, D. P., Ulreich, J., Wittman, M. D., Woo, K. M., Youngblood, K., & Zuegel, J. D.. The National Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Program. United States. doi:10.1088/1741-4326/aae9b5.
Regan, S. P., Goncharov, V. N., Sangster, T. C., Campbell, E. M., Betti, R., Bates, J. W., Bauer, K., Bernat, T., Bhandarkar, S., Boehly, T. R., Bonino, M. J., Bose, A., Cao, D., Carlson, L., Chapman, R., Chapman, T., Collins, G. W., Collins, T. J. B., Craxton, R. S., Delettrez, J. A., Edgell, D. H., Epstein, R., Farrell, M., Forrest, C. J., Follett, R. K., Frenje, J. A., Froula, D. H., Gatu Johnson, M., Gibson, C. R., Gonzalez, L., Goyon, C., Glebov, V. Yu, Gopalaswamy, V., Greenwood, A., Harding, D. R., Hohenberger, M., Hu, S. X., Huang, H., Hund, J., Igumenshchev, I. V., Jacobs-Perkins, D. W., Janezic, R. T., Karasik, M., Kelly, J. H., Kessler, T. J., Knauer, J. P., Kosc, T. Z., Luo, R., Loucks, S. J., Marozas, J. A., Marshall, F. J., Mauldin, M., McCrory, R. L., Mckenty, P. W., Michel, D. T., Michel, P., Moody, J. D., Myatt, J. F., Nikroo, A., Nilson, P. M., Obenschain, S. P., Palastro, J. P., Peebles, J., Petrasso, R. D., Petta, N., Radha, P. B., Ralph, J. E., Rosenberg, M. J., Sampat, S., Schmitt, A. J., Schmitt, M. J., Schoff, M., Seka, W., Shah, R., Rygg, J. R., Shaw, J. G., Short, R., Shmayda, W. T., Shoup, M. J., Shvydky, A., Solodov, A. A., Sorce, C., Stadermann, M., Stoeckl, C., Sweet, W., Taylor, C., Taylor, R., Theobald, W., Turnbull, D. P., Ulreich, J., Wittman, M. D., Woo, K. M., Youngblood, K., and Zuegel, J. D.. 2018. "The National Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Program". United States. doi:10.1088/1741-4326/aae9b5.
@article{osti_1487239,
title = {The National Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Program},
author = {Regan, S. P. and Goncharov, V. N. and Sangster, T. C. and Campbell, E. M. and Betti, R. and Bates, J. W. and Bauer, K. and Bernat, T. and Bhandarkar, S. and Boehly, T. R. and Bonino, M. J. and Bose, A. and Cao, D. and Carlson, L. and Chapman, R. and Chapman, T. and Collins, G. W. and Collins, T. J. B. and Craxton, R. S. and Delettrez, J. A. and Edgell, D. H. and Epstein, R. and Farrell, M. and Forrest, C. J. and Follett, R. K. and Frenje, J. A. and Froula, D. H. and Gatu Johnson, M. and Gibson, C. R. and Gonzalez, L. and Goyon, C. and Glebov, V. Yu and Gopalaswamy, V. and Greenwood, A. and Harding, D. R. and Hohenberger, M. and Hu, S. X. and Huang, H. and Hund, J. and Igumenshchev, I. V. and Jacobs-Perkins, D. W. and Janezic, R. T. and Karasik, M. and Kelly, J. H. and Kessler, T. J. and Knauer, J. P. and Kosc, T. Z. and Luo, R. and Loucks, S. J. and Marozas, J. A. and Marshall, F. J. and Mauldin, M. and McCrory, R. L. and Mckenty, P. W. and Michel, D. T. and Michel, P. and Moody, J. D. and Myatt, J. F. and Nikroo, A. and Nilson, P. M. and Obenschain, S. P. and Palastro, J. P. and Peebles, J. and Petrasso, R. D. and Petta, N. and Radha, P. B. and Ralph, J. E. and Rosenberg, M. J. and Sampat, S. and Schmitt, A. J. and Schmitt, M. J. and Schoff, M. and Seka, W. and Shah, R. and Rygg, J. R. and Shaw, J. G. and Short, R. and Shmayda, W. T. and Shoup, M. J. and Shvydky, A. and Solodov, A. A. and Sorce, C. and Stadermann, M. and Stoeckl, C. and Sweet, W. and Taylor, C. and Taylor, R. and Theobald, W. and Turnbull, D. P. and Ulreich, J. and Wittman, M. D. and Woo, K. M. and Youngblood, K. and Zuegel, J. D.},
abstractNote = {The National Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Program consists of the 100-Gbar Campaign on the 30-kJ, 351-nm, 60-beam OMEGA Laser System and the Megajoule Direct-Drive (MJDD) Campaign on the 1.8-MJ, 351-nm, 192-beam National Ignition Facility (NIF). The main goals of the 100-Gbar Campaign are to demonstrate and understand the physics for hot-spot conditions and formation relevant for ignition at the MJ scale, while the MJDD Campaign seeks to understand the laser-plasma interactions, energy coupling, and laser imprint for ignition-scale direct-drive coronal plasmas. An overview of the multi-year, systematic effort that is underway for the National Direct-Drive Inertial Confinement Fusion Program (including laser, target, and diagnostic improvements in progress), as well as recent results from the 100-Gbar Campaign on OMEGA and the MJDD Campaign on NIF is presented in this paper.},
doi = {10.1088/1741-4326/aae9b5},
journal = {Nuclear Fusion},
number = 3,
volume = 59,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {12}
}

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