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Title: Multiple-beam laser–plasma interactions in inertial confinement fusion

The experimental evidence for multiple-beam laser-plasma instabilities of relevance to laser driven inertial confinement fusion at the ignition scale is reviewed, in both the indirect and direct-drive approaches. The instabilities described are cross-beam energy transfer (in both indirectly driven targets on the NIF and in direct-drive targets), multiple-beam stimulated Raman scattering (for indirect-drive), and multiple-beam two-plasmon decay instability (in direct drive). Advances in theoretical understanding and in the numerical modeling of these multiple beam instabilities are presented.
Authors:
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  1. Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, 250 East River Road, Rochester, New York 14623-1299 (United States)
  2. (United States)
  3. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, Livermore, California 94551-0808 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22300178
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BEAMS; DECAY INSTABILITY; ENERGY TRANSFER; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; LASERS; PLASMA; RAMAN EFFECT; REVIEWS; US NATIONAL IGNITION FACILITY