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Experimental results performed in the framework of the HIPER European Project
Author(s): D. Batani; M. Koenig; S. Baton; F. Perez; L. A. Gizzi; P. Koester; L. Labate; J. Honrubia; A. Debayle; J. Santos; G. Schurtz; S. Hulin; X. Ribeyre; C. Fourment; P. Nicolai; B. Vauzour; L. Gremillet; W. Nazarov; J. Pasley; G. Tallents; M. Richetta; K. Lancaster; Ch. Spindloe; M. Tolley; D. Neely; P. Norreys; M. Kozlova; J. Nejdl; B. Rus; L. Antonelli; A. Morace; L, Volpe; J. Davies; J. Wolowski; J. Badziak
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the goals and some of the results of experiments conducted within the Working Package 10 (Fusion Experimental Programme) of the HiPER Project. These experiments concern the study of the physics connected to "Advanced Ignition Schemes", i.e. the Fast Ignition and the Shock Ignition Approaches to Inertial Fusion. Such schemes are aimed at achieving a higher gain, as compared to the classical approach which is used in NIF, as required for future reactors, and making fusion possible with smaller facilities. In particular, a series of experiments related to Fast Ignition were performed at the RAL (UK) and LULI (France) Laboratories and were addressed to study the propagation of fast electrons (created by a short-pulse ultra-high-intensity beam) in compressed matter, created either by cylindrical implosions or by compression of planar targets by (planar) laser-driven shock waves. A more recent experiment was performed at PALS and investigated the laser-plasma coupling in the 1016 W/cm2 intensity regime of interest for Shock Ignition.

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Date Published: 9 June 2011
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8080, Diode-Pumped High Energy and High Power Lasers; ELI: Ultrarelativistic Laser-Matter Interactions and Petawatt Photonics; and HiPER: the European Pathway to Laser Energy, 808027 (9 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.891245
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D. Batani, CELIA, CNRS, Univ. de Bordeaux (France)
Univ. di Studi di Milano Bicocca (Italy)
M. Koenig, Lab. d'Optique Appliquéw, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud 11 (France)
S. Baton, Lab. d'Optique Appliquéw, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud 11 (France)
F. Perez, Lab. d'Optique Appliquéw, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud 11 (France)
L. A. Gizzi, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Italy)
P. Koester, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Italy)
L. Labate, Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Italy)
J. Honrubia, CEA, DAM, DIF (Spain)
A. Debayle, CEA, DAM, DIF (Spain)
J. Santos, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
G. Schurtz, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
S. Hulin, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
X. Ribeyre, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
C. Fourment, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
P. Nicolai, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
B. Vauzour, Univ. Bordeaux 1 (France)
L. Gremillet, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
W. Nazarov, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
J. Pasley, The Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
G. Tallents, The Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
M. Richetta, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
K. Lancaster, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Ch. Spindloe, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
M. Tolley, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
D. Neely, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
P. Norreys, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
M. Kozlova, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
J. Nejdl, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
B. Rus, Institute of Physics of the ASCR, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
L. Antonelli, Univ. di Studi di Milano Bicocca (Italy)
A. Morace, Univ. di Studi di Milano Bicocca (Italy)
L, Volpe, Univ. di Studi di Milano Bicocca (Italy)
J. Davies, Univ. Técnica de Lisboa (Portugal)
J. Wolowski, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
J. Badziak, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8080:
Diode-Pumped High Energy and High Power Lasers; ELI: Ultrarelativistic Laser-Matter Interactions and Petawatt Photonics; and HiPER: the European Pathway to Laser Energy
Luis O. Silva; Leonida Antonio Gizzi; Joachim Hein; Georg Korn; Chris Edwards, Editor(s)

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