Omega Laser Facility Users Group 2012 Workshop

25–27 April 2012

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Wednesday, 25 April 2012
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM Introductory Remarks and Workshop Objectives R. Petrasso
8:10 AM - 8:20 AM Welcome from the Laboratory Director and Vice President R. McCrory
8:20 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome from University of Rochester Provost R. Kuncl
Session Chair, R. Mancini    
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Understanding the Critical Steps to Ignition R. Betti
9:20 AM - 10:10 AM Scientific Advances and Challenges on NIC N. Landen
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM Break  
Session Chair, C-K. Li    
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM X-ray Thomson Scattering: Incisive Probe for Warm, Dense Matter S. Regan
11:15 AM - 12:00 AM Shots, shots, and more shots on OMEGA Allows Diagnostics and Targets Development, Opening new Areas of Science J. Kilkenny
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Workshop Pictures  
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch/OMEGA and OMEGA EP Tours  
Session Chair, H. Chen    
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Poster Session I: HED Science

  Development of Multi-Channel Electron Spectrometer for Fast Ignition Integrated Experiment H. Habara
(Osaka University)
  Application of Pulse-dilation X-ray Imaging to Fast Ignition Experiments T. Hilsabeck
  Compton Radiography of Cone-in-Shell Implosions for Fast Ignition H. Sawada
  Cu-doped CD Shell Attached to Au Cone Targets for Fast Ignition Experiments M. Wei
  Deuteron Beam Driven Fast Ignition of a Pre-Compressed Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) Fuel Capsule X. Yang
  Two Dimensional Richtmyer-Meshkov Instabilit Growth Instigated by Laser Imprinting D. Martinez
  Instability-driven Magnetic Fields in Laser-irradiated Plastic Foils M. Manuel
  Proton Diagnostic Performance in Laser-Driven Hydrodynamics Experiments C. DiStefano
  Using Proton Radiography and Thomson Scattering to Characterize Interacting Laser-Produced Plasma Bubbles M. Rosenberg
  Modeling of Magnetic Reconnection Dynamics in ICF Conditions A. Joglekar
  Laser-Driven Proton Imaging of High Density Plasma in ICF Experiments L. Volpe
  Hydrodynamic Stability in OMEGA Low-Adiabat Implosions via Direct-Drive MMI Images H. Johns
  Investigation of Simultaneous Emission and Absorption Spectral Features in OMEGA Implosions Extracted from MMI T. Joshi
  Modeling NIF Polar Direct-Drie Capsule Implosions in 2D and 3D Using HYDRA N. Krasheninnikova
  Overview of Shock Ignition Studies at CELIA X. Ribeyre
  Advances in Compact Proton Spectrometers for Diagnosing ICF Experiments F. Seguin
  Effects of Ion Diffusion on Fusion Burn at the Shock Flash in Inertial Confinement Fusion Implosions C. Li
  Toward Direct Measurements of Ion-Electron Thermal Equilibration in ICF-Relevant Plasmas H. Sio
  Charged-Particle Spectroscopy for Diagnosing Shock rhoR and Strength in NIF Implosions A. Zylstra<
  The Particle Time-of-Flight (pTOF) Diagnostic for Studying Implosion Dymanics at OMEGA and the NIF H. Rinderknecht
  Upgrade of the MIT Linear Electrostatic Ion Accelerator (LEIA) for Nuclear Diagnostics Development for Omega, Z, and the NIF C. Waugh
  Measuring Gamma Ray Production from Laser Produced Pair Plasmas G. J. Williams
  Intense Laser Interactions with Low Density Plasma Using the OMEGA EP Laser L. Willingale
Session Chair, T. Ma    
3:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Poster Session II: HED Science

  Neutron Spectrometry on the NIF M. Gatu-Johnson
  Neutron Spectroscopy in Inertial confinement Fusion Experiments Using the DEMIN Spectrometer B. Rosse
  Plasma Nuclear Science: A New Field of Research Using High Energy Density Plasmas at Omega and the NIF J. Frenje
  Measuring the Absolute DT Neutron Yield Using the Magnetic Recoil Spectrometer at Omega and the NIF D. Casey
  Simulations of Exploding Pusher Experiments on Omega with Multi-Species Effects C. Bellei
  pyMGeo: A Better way to Generate MCNP Geometry for Omega E. Skiba
  Experimental Characterization of the Resistive Stopping Power of Fast Electrons Propagating in Solid or Plasma Targets S. Hulin
  Characterizing Fast Electron Transport into Imploded Plasma using Cu-doped CD Shell Targets L. Jarrott
  Benchmarking PIC Simulations of Short-Pulse Hot Electron Generation with Bremsstrahlung Measurements C. Chen
  Non-local Electrons: Models, Comparisions, and Pre-heating Effects A. Marocchino
  Fast Electron Transport in Warm Dense Matter A. Morace
  Study of Dependence of Fast Electron Transport on Target Material and Laser Pulse Length Using the High Intensity OMEGA EP Laser A. Sorokovikova
  An Empirical Target Discharging Model for Estimation of Pre-heat Timescales of Direct-Drive Implosions on Omega N. Sinenian
  Magnetic Field Characterization of Laser Produced Shock Waves J. Meinecke
  Radiative Reverse Shock Experiments Performed on the Omega Laser Relevant to Cataclysmic Variable Systems C. Krauland
  Early-time Evolution of Radiative Shock Experiments on Omega C. Kuranz
  Experimental Results on Seed Magnetic Fields Generation in Laser-Produced Shock Waves R. Yurchak
  Simulations of Reverse Radiative Shock Experiments on the Omega Laser R. Sweeney
  Effects of Radiative Losses on Jet Propagation and Interaction with an Ambient Medium A. Pelka
  A New Way to Generate Collimated Plasma Jets? R. Young
  Neutron Generation Using Exploding CD Foils on OMEGA EP C. Zulick
  Accelerating Piston Action and Plasma Heating in High Energy Density Laser Plasma Interactions M. Levy
  18 keV X-Ray Thomson Scattering of Shock Compressed Aluminum T. Ma
Thursday, 26 April 2012
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Announcements R. Petrasso
Session Chair, M. Koepke  
8:05 AM - 8:45 AM ICF Gamma Spectroscopy: New Window to Plasma Nuclear Science H. Herrmann
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM OMEGA Facility Update: Progress on OLUG Recommendations S. F. B. Morse
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Target Basics B. Blue
Session Chair, J. Cobble  
10:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Poster Session III: Facility and HED Science

  Isotope Separation System and Gas Chromatograph Support Non-Standard Fills W. T. Shmayda
  Optical Diagnostic Suite (Schieren, Interferometry, and Grid Image Refractometry on OMEGA EP Using a 10-ps, 263-nm Probe Beam D. H. Froula
  OMEGA Thomson-Scattering System Upgrade J. Katz
  Spherical Crystal X-Ray Imaging for OMEGA and OMEGA EP C. Stoeckl
  Omega Facility Diagnostic Highlights C. Sorce
  Omega Experimental Systems Performance and Improvements Since OLUG 2011 G. Pien/J. Puth
  Short-Pulse Stray Light Management R. K. Jungquist
  Characterizing Debris-Shield Transmission Degradation and Estimating On-Targe Energy J. Kwiatkowski
  OMEGA Performance Metrics and Status Update on OLUG Recommendations S. Stagnitto
  OMEGA EP Facility Update and Progress on OLUG Recommendations D. Canning
  ROST (Rochester Shock Timing) Polystyrene Hemi Shell Fabrication Compression Molding Technique for Quick Turnaround M. Evans
  Innovations in Target Fabrication Techniques at The University of Michigan S. Klein
  Target Basics B. Blue
  Target Fabrication at GA: Target Options and New Avenues M. Farrell
  Recent Developments in the VISRAD 3-D Target Design and Radiation Simulation Code I. Golovkin
  White-Light Laue Diffraction on JANUS D. McGonegle
  PETAL: From the Laser System to the Physical Applications D. Batani
  High Resolution X-ray Imging for the Laser Megajoule D. Dennetiere
  Thomson Scatterng Diagnostic for the Measurement of Ion Species Fraction S. Ross
  Imaging X-Ray Thomson Scattering Instrumentatin and Experiments E. Gambo
  Imaging Electron-Feature Thomson Scattering and Gated OpticalImager Measurements of Pb-Xe Ablators L. Fletcher
  Measurement of the Heat Capacity Ratio of CH Using Colliding Shocks and X-Ray Thomson Scattering A. Pak
  Spatially Resolved High Resolution X-Ray Crystal Spectrometry and Radiation Tolerant 2-D X-Ray Imaging Schemes for ICF Plasmas Including NIF Ignition Experiments K. Hill
  Imaging X-Ray Thomson Scattering from a Radiative Xenon Shock C. Huntington
  Laser-Induced 6-8 keV X-Ray Sources Development with the Omega Laser F. Perez
  Numerical Simulations of Energy Transfer in Interacting Counter-Streaming Plasmas S. P. Davis
  Proton Imaging Signatures of Astrophysical Collisionless Shocks in the Laboratory N. Kugland
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch/OMEGA and OMEGA EP Tours  
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Student-postdoc panel/Town meeting Tammy Ma (chair) and panelists
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Coffee Break  
Session Chair, P. Norreys  
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Presentation/Discussion of User Findings and Recommendations

  Findings and Recommendations of the Student/Postdoc Panel T. Ma
  Bringing EP Performance up to Full Specification and 4ω Probe Utilization L. Willingale
  EP UV long-pulse beams with added leg flexibility M. Wei
  Independent operations of the 3 legs of OMEGA 60 C. Kuranz
  Work to develop a simulation capability for the Omega external users D. Froula
  Dual Foci for the OMEGA 60 facility P. Norreys
  Developing implosion capabilities at OMEGA with arbitrary fuel mixtures of tritium for advancing plasma nuclear science D. McNabb
  An ultra-low charged particle spectrometer for studying nucleosynthesis reactions in OMEGA implosions A. Zylstra
  Implementation of a Thomson Parabola on OMEGA for plasma-nuclear and ablator-ion studies N. Sinenian and
J. Cobble
  Gamma Spectroscopy H. Herrmann
  A low-energy neutron spectrometer for plasma nuclear science and implosion physics M. Gatu-Johnson
  Developing Magnetic Platforms for Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and Basic High-Energy-Density (HED) Science G. Fiksel
  Cu-K(alpha) crystal imaging on OMEGA-EP for HED physics H-S. Park
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Discussion of other Findings and Recommendations raised by Attendees  
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Banquet at Meliora  
Friday, 27 April 2012
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Announcements  
Session chair, R. Mancini  
8:05 AM - 8:15 AM ICF Program FY 2013 and Beyond L. Buitano
8:15 AM - 8:25 AM Step-by-Step High Energy Density Laboratory Plasma Program in the Office of Science A. Satsangi
8:25 AM - 8:35 AM Advisor to Under Secretary for Science and Inertial Fusion and National Security Remarks D. Crandall
8:35 AM - 10:45 AM Discussion of Findings and Recommendations with the LLE Management  
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Coffee Break  
Session Chair, J. Frenje  
10:55 AM - 1:00 PM Overview of HED Science at LLNL, LANL, SNL, and LLE  
10:55 AM - 11:00 AM Jupiter Users Group C. Kuranz
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Overview of HED Science at LLNL N. Landen
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM High Energy Density Physics Experiments at Los Alamos H. Herrmann
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM High Energy Density Physics Research at Sandia National Laboratories R. Leeper
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM LLE C. Sangster
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch, OMEGA/OMEGA EP tours, and Omega Users Executive Session