New developments in energy transfer and transport studies in relativistic laser-plasma interactions

P. A. Norreys, J. S. Green, K. L. Lancaster, A. P. L. Robinson, R. H. H. Scott, F. Perez, H-P Schlenvoight, S. Baton, S. Hulin, B. Vauzour, J. J. Santos, D. J. Adams, K. Markey, B. Ramakrishna, M. Zepf, M. N. Quinn, X. H. Yuan, P. McKenna, J. Schreiber, J. R. Davies & 5 others D. P. Higginson, F. N. Beg, C. Chen, T. Ma, P. Patel

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Abstract

Two critical issues related to the success of fast ignition inertial fusion have been vigorously investigated in a co-ordinated campaign in the European Union and the United States. These are the divergence of the fast electron beam generated in intense, PW laser-plasma interactions and the fast electron energy transport with the use of high intensity contrast ratio laser pulses. Proof is presented that resistivity gradient-induced magnetic fields can guide fast electrons over significant distances in (initially) cold metallic targets. Comparison of experiments undertaken in both France and the United States suggests that an important factor in obtaining efficient coupling into dense plasma is the irradiation with high intensity contrast ratio laser pulses, rather than the colour of the laser pulse itself.

LanguageEnglish
Pages-
Number of pages7
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Volume52
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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Plasma interactions
laser plasma interactions
relativistic plasmas
Energy transfer
Laser pulses
energy transfer
Lasers
pulses
lasers
European Union
Electrons
dense plasmas
France
ignition
Ignition
Electron beams
divergence
Fusion reactions
Irradiation
electron beams

Keywords

  • overdense plasma
  • fast igniter
  • pulses

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Norreys, P. A., Green, J. S., Lancaster, K. L., Robinson, A. P. L., Scott, R. H. H., Perez, F., ... Patel, P. (2010). New developments in energy transfer and transport studies in relativistic laser-plasma interactions. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 52(12), -. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/52/12/124046
Norreys, P. A. ; Green, J. S. ; Lancaster, K. L. ; Robinson, A. P. L. ; Scott, R. H. H. ; Perez, F. ; Schlenvoight, H-P ; Baton, S. ; Hulin, S. ; Vauzour, B. ; Santos, J. J. ; Adams, D. J. ; Markey, K. ; Ramakrishna, B. ; Zepf, M. ; Quinn, M. N. ; Yuan, X. H. ; McKenna, P. ; Schreiber, J. ; Davies, J. R. ; Higginson, D. P. ; Beg, F. N. ; Chen, C. ; Ma, T. ; Patel, P. / New developments in energy transfer and transport studies in relativistic laser-plasma interactions. In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 2010 ; Vol. 52, No. 12. pp. -.
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