Bulletin of the American Physical Society
49th Annual Meeting of the Division of Plasma Physics
Volume 52, Number 11
Monday–Friday, November 12–16, 2007; Orlando, Florida
Session BP8: Poster Session I: Laser and Beam Driven Acceleration/Radiation; ICF I and Laser Plasma Interactions; Shape Control, Diagnostics, Reactor Design; Astrophysical Plasmas: Experiment and Theory
Monday, November 12, 2007
Rosen Centre Hotel Room: Grand Ballroom, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Abstract ID: BAPS.2007.DPP.BP8.42
Abstract: BP8.00042 : Nonlocal heat transport using optically-smoothed lasers in direct-drive ICF*
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(Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory)
Electron thermal conduction is important in direct-drive inertial confinement fusion. Since it is responsible for transporting laser energy absorbed near the critical surface into the overdense region, it can directly affect ablation and implosion dynamics. For high laser intensities, nonlocal transport models need to be used to accurately calculate populations of fast electrons which may lead to target preheat. Optically smoothed laser radiation changes on a coherence time scale. For these reasons we are developing a Fokker-Planck (FP) code which is coupled to an electromagnetic full-wave Maxwell solver. We present results from this coupled model for a range of laser intensities, using different collisional operators, e.g., Krook, and radiation transport effects for high-Z targets.
*Work supported by U.S. Department of Energy.
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