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Title: Experimental platform for investigations of high-intensity laser plasma interactions in the magnetic field of a pulsed power generator

Abstract

An experimental platform for the studying of high-intensity laser plasma interactions in strong magnetic fields has been developed here based on the 1 MA Zebra pulsed power generator coupled with the 50-TW Leopard laser. The Zebra generator produces 100-300 T longitudinal and transverse magnetic fields with different types of loads. The Leopard laser creates plasma at an intensity of 10 19 W/cm 2 in the magnetic field of coil loads. Focusing and targeting systems are integrated in the vacuum chamber of the pulsed power generator and protected from the plasma debris and strong mechanical shock. The first experiments with plasma at laser intensity >2 × 10 18 W/cm 2 demonstrated collimation of the laser produced plasma in the axial magnetic field strength >100 T.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States). Dept. of Physics
  2. Univ. of Rochester, NY (United States). Lab. for Laser Energetics
  3. Raytheon Ktech, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24); USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1526022
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1424525
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0016500; NA0002075
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Ivanov, V. V., Maximov, A. V., Swanson, K. J., Wong, N. L., Sarkisov, G. S., Wiewior, P. P., Astanovitskiy, A. L., and Covington, A. M. Experimental platform for investigations of high-intensity laser plasma interactions in the magnetic field of a pulsed power generator. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1063/1.5016973.
Ivanov, V. V., Maximov, A. V., Swanson, K. J., Wong, N. L., Sarkisov, G. S., Wiewior, P. P., Astanovitskiy, A. L., & Covington, A. M. Experimental platform for investigations of high-intensity laser plasma interactions in the magnetic field of a pulsed power generator. United States. doi:10.1063/1.5016973.
Ivanov, V. V., Maximov, A. V., Swanson, K. J., Wong, N. L., Sarkisov, G. S., Wiewior, P. P., Astanovitskiy, A. L., and Covington, A. M. Wed . "Experimental platform for investigations of high-intensity laser plasma interactions in the magnetic field of a pulsed power generator". United States. doi:10.1063/1.5016973. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1526022.
@article{osti_1526022,
title = {Experimental platform for investigations of high-intensity laser plasma interactions in the magnetic field of a pulsed power generator},
author = {Ivanov, V. V. and Maximov, A. V. and Swanson, K. J. and Wong, N. L. and Sarkisov, G. S. and Wiewior, P. P. and Astanovitskiy, A. L. and Covington, A. M.},
abstractNote = {An experimental platform for the studying of high-intensity laser plasma interactions in strong magnetic fields has been developed here based on the 1 MA Zebra pulsed power generator coupled with the 50-TW Leopard laser. The Zebra generator produces 100-300 T longitudinal and transverse magnetic fields with different types of loads. The Leopard laser creates plasma at an intensity of 1019 W/cm2 in the magnetic field of coil loads. Focusing and targeting systems are integrated in the vacuum chamber of the pulsed power generator and protected from the plasma debris and strong mechanical shock. The first experiments with plasma at laser intensity >2 × 1018 W/cm2 demonstrated collimation of the laser produced plasma in the axial magnetic field strength >100 T.},
doi = {10.1063/1.5016973},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 3,
volume = 89,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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