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Interaction of high power laser beams with plasma in ICF hohlraum using the FDTD method
Author(s): Zhili Lin
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Paper Abstract

In the indirect-drive Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) system, groups of laser beams are injected into a gold cylindrical hohlraum and plasma is stimulated with the ablation of the wall of hohlraum by the laser beams. In our work, the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method associated with the bilinear transform and Maclaurin series expansion approaches is utilized to examine the laser beam propagation in plasma described by the Drude model. The state-of-the-art approaches for generating the laser beams are presented and realized according to the full utilization of the TF/SF source condition. Base on the previous technologies, the quantitatively numerical analysis of the propagation characteristics of laser beams in the plasma is conducted. The obtained results are illustrated and discussed that are helpful for the parameter optimization of laser beams for an ICF system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10016, High-Power Lasers and Applications VIII, 100160W (9 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2247142
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Zhili Lin, Huaqiao Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10016:
High-Power Lasers and Applications VIII
Ruxin Li; Upendra N. Singh; Robert F. Walter, Editor(s)

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