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An initial design of hohlraum driven by a shaped laser pulse

  • Ke Lan (a1), Peijun Gu (a1), Guoli Ren (a1), Xin Li (a1), Changshu Wu (a1), Wenyi Huo (a1), Dongxian Lai (a1) and Xian-Tu He (a1)...


In this paper, the plasma-filling model was extrapolated to the case of a hohlraum driven by a shaped laser pulse, and this extended model was used to obtain an initial design of the hohlraum size. A density criterion of ne = 0.1 was used for designing hohlraums which have low plasma filling with maximum achievable radiation. The method was successfully used to design a half hohlraum size with a three-step laser pulse on SGIII prototype and a U hohlraum size with shaped laser pulse for ignition. It was shown that the extended model with the criterion can provide reasonable initial design of a hohlraum size for optimal designing with a two-dimensional code.


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