Omega Laser Facility Users Group 2011 Workshop

27–29 April 2011

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Wednesday, 27 April 2011
7:15 AM Registration  
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:15 AM - 8:25 AM Welcome from the Director R. L. McCrory
8:25 AM - 8:35 AM Welcome from the Provost R. Kuncl
8:35 AM - 8:45 AM Workshop objectives, announcements, queries R. Petrasso
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Stellar Evolution, LabAstro, and Supercomputer Simulations A. Frank
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Working under Intense Pressure at Omega (.pdf, 24.2 MB) J. Wark
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Overview of the Current Status of Shock Ignition (.pdf, 5.2 MB) P. McKenty
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break  
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Shots, shots and more shots on OMEGA allows diagnostics and targets development, opening new areas of science (.pdf, 2.6 MB) J. Kilkenny
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Nuclear Physics Opportunities at OMEGA and the NIF (.pdf, 1.9 MB) D. McNabb
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Tuning Low-Adiabat Cryogenic Implosions on OMEGA (.pdf, 2.7 MB) V. Goncharov
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Workshop Photos  
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch/OMEGA and OMEGA EP Tours  
1:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Poster Session I

Systematic Study of Fast Electron Transport in Imploded Plasmas C. Jarrott
High contrast, high intensity proton acceleration from short pulse lasers F. Dollar
Design of experiments to study non-LTE effects in radiative shocks and turbulently generated magnetic fields M. Fatenejad
Development of a 1.5 to 6 MeV DD-Neutron Spectrometer for diagnosing implosions on OMEGA and the NIF and for advancing basic science M. Gatu Johnson
Effects of self-generated fields on the interpretation of the fast ignition electron source from x-ray measurements C. D. Chen
18 keV X-Ray Thomson Scattering to Characterize Dense States of Al & Fe Tammy Ma
High-Energy Neutron Generation on OMEGA EP D. P. Higginson
The NIF South Pole Bang Time X-ray Diagnostic Analysis; automation of signal processing and data extraction R. Sweeney
The NIF shock and compression particle bang time diagnostic H. Rinderknecht
Use of Monoenergetic Proton Radiography in HED Plasmas and in Fusion Diagnostics: OMEGA to the NIF H. Sio
Measurements of Yield, Temperature, Bang Time, and Areal Density in Exploding Pusher Implosions on OMEGA and the NIF M. J. Rosenberg
Designing and Optimizing 4ω Interferometery with Plasma Ray Tracing to Probe Underdense Plasmas on OMEGA EP N. Kugland
Measurements of multi-shock compressed deuterium J. R. Rygg
Laboratory Experiments in Photoionized plasmas I. Hall
Determination of Astrophysical S factors for ICF Plasmas C. J. Waugh
Utilization of Preformed Plasmas to Increase Positron Yield in Intense Laser–Matter Interaction J. Park
Measurements of shock and compression Areal density at NIF and OMEGA A. Zylstra
Spectroscopic observations of Titanium doped implosions at OMEGA H. M. Johns
Ultrafast Electron Beam Radiography of Self-Generated Magnetic Fields from High Intensity Laser-Solid Interactions W. Schumaker
The MIT Accelerator ICF Lab for development and testing of ICF diagnostics at OMEGA and the NIF N. Sinenian
Recent results on neutron imaging system at OMEGA T. Caillaud
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Refreshments  
4:15 PM - 7:00 PM

Poster Session II

Quantifying Uncertainty in Radiative Shock Experiments C. Kuranz
Progress in Making FLASH a Highly Capable Code for the Academic HEDP Community S. Couch
Measurement of the Absolute Neutron Spectrum from T(t,2n)4He reaction using ICF Implosions Dan Casey
Neutron Imaging System and Unfolding Methods S. Kime
Expansion of compressed THD capsules A. Pak
Measurements of radiative shock properties using optical and scattering diagnostics A. J. Visco
Investigation of Fast Electron Generation and Coupling using Cone-Wire targets on OMEGA EP H. Sawada
Digital Imaging, and Analyzing Protons and Ions Patterns from High Intensity Short Pulse Laser Target Interactions Y. Paudel
Using Monoenergetic Proton Radiography to Measure Rayleigh–Taylor Induced Magnetic Fields M. J.-E. Manuel
Reverse Radiative Shock Experiments on the OMEGA Laser C. Krauland
Multi-keV X-Ray Production Using Ultra-Low Density Materials J. J. Kay
X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy of Non-equilibrium Warm Dense Copper Byoung-ick Cho
The development of multi-channel counting mode downscattered neutron detector Y. Arikawa
Same-Shot X-Ray Thomson Scattering And Streaked Imaging Of Radiative Shock Experiments At Omega C. M. Huntington
In-Flight Measurements of Capsule Shell Adiabats in Laser Driven Implosions A. L. Kritcher
Self-generated electromagnetic fields around direct-drive ICF implosions F. H. Séguin
Collisions between Red Giant Stars and Active Galactic Nuclei Accretion Disks R. P. Young
Thomson scattering measurements of species separation in a laser plasma J. S. Ross
Imaging X-Ray Thomson Scattering Spectroscopy for Characterizing Extreme Matter States E. J. Gamboa
Time Evolution of a Collisionless Shock in Counterstreaming Laser Produced Plasmas Y. Kuramitsu
High Mach-number collisionless shock generation with large-scale laser systems T. Morita
IViPP: Visualizations for Inertial Confinement Fusion D. Baldwin
Hydro Equivalent THD Studies for NIF and OMEGA: The Plans for NLUF Shots of 2011 Sept 1 M. Gatu Johnson
Nucleo-Synthesis H-D Experiments on OMEGA and the NIF: Step 2 of the Solar Proton Chain A. Zylstra
Thursday, 28 April 2011
7:30 AM - 8:20 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:20 AM - 8:30 AM Announcements/Queries R. Petrasso
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM OMEGA Facility Update: Progress on OLUG Recommendations (.pdf, 2.3 MB) S. Morse
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM OMEGA Experimental Operations 2011 OLUG Status Report (.pdf, 1.3 MB)

G. Pien

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Static Wavefront Correction on OMEGA EP (.pdf, 832 KB) B. Kruschwitz
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM The OMEGA EP 4ω Probe Diagnostic (.pdf, 1.3 MB) D. Froula
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Target Basics for OMEGA (.pdf, 19.1 MB) A. Nikroo
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Student/postdoc/young researcher's forum and discussion
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch/ OMEGA and OMEGA EP tours
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Contributed Oral Talks

High-Power Laser Interactions with Underdense Plasma:
Channeling, surface waves and electron acceleration
L. Willingale
ICF Gamma-Ray Physics H. Herrmann
Collisionless Shocks in Laser Driven Laboratory High Energy Density Plasmas H.-S. Park
Experimental Study of Dependence of Fast-Electron Energy Coupling on Target Material and Preplasma M. S. Wei
Spike Morphology in Supernova-Relevant Hydrodynamics Experiments C. Di Stefano
Fast Magnetic Reconnection in High-Energy-Density Laser-Produced Plasmas W. Fox
Results of the First Nucleosynthesis 3He-3He experiments in Inertial Confinement Fusion J. Frenje
Laser Compression of Nanocrystalline Tantalum C. H. Lu
Defect Implosion Experiments at OMEGA-60 J. Cobble
Vlasov-Fokker-Planck simulations of Fast Electron Transport and Calculations of the Subsequent Kα Production for Modeling OMEGA Experiments A. G. R. Thomas
Development of a Platform for Laser Ramp Compression of Planetary Materials at the Omega Laser Facility J. Wang
Effects of Spontaneous Electromagnetic Fields on Hohlraum Dynamics C. K. Li
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Refreshments  
4:15 PM - 7:00 PM

General Session on update of OMEGA Findings and Recommendations

Bringing OMEGA EP Performance up to its Full Specification, and 4-ω Probe Utilization L. Willingale
Long Pulse Operation on OMEGA EP Mingsheng Wei
2 Foci Operation of OMEGA EP into the OMEGA Chamber Peter Norreys
Progress on 2010 Student/Postdoc Findings and Recommendations Ryan Rygg
Independent Operations of the 3 Legs of OMEGA 60; Bringing the Backlighter Driver up to Nominal Specs Carolyn Kuranz
Two Cu-Kα Crystal Imaging Spectrometers for OMEGA and OMEGA EP Hye-Sook Park
Low-energy (~ 1.5 - 5 MeV) Neutron Spectrometer for OMEGA and the NIF Maria Gatu-Johnson
Gamma Ray Spectrometer for OMEGA Hans Herrmann
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Dinner and no-host reception at Meliora  
Friday, 29 April 2011
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM NNSA perspective on HED Science D. Cook
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Discuss OLUG Update at the APS meeting, 15 Nov 2011, and
next OLUG workshop, 25–27 April 2012
9:10 AM - 10:15 AM General Session regarding working group Findings, Recommendations, Progress  
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break  
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Presentation and discussion of working group findings/recommendations/progress with LLE management  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch/ OMEGA and OMEGA EP tours  
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Job Fair: Panel discussion on opportunities in High-Energy-Density-Laboratory Physics
Universites: P. Drake
LLE: Craig Sangster
LLNL: Hye-Sook Park
GA: Richard Stephens
LANL: Jonathan Workman
SNL: Ray Leeper
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Job Fair: Open discussion with panelists  
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Job Fair: Individual discussions with panelists