Omega Laser Facility Users Group 2013 Workshop

24–26 April 2013

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Wednesday, 24 April 2013
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:10 AM - 8:15 AM Workshop Goals R. Petrasso
8:15 AM - 8:23 AM Welcome from the Vice President and Director R. McCrory
8:23 AM - 8:30 AM Welcoming Remarks from the Dean of Engineering R. Clark
Session Chair, J. Frenje    
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Recent Progress in Omega Cryogenic Implosions V. Goncharov
9:20 AM - 10:10 AM Raising the Game: FLASH Simulations of Academic High Energy Density Physics Experiments D. Lamb
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM Break  
Session Chair, M. Koepke    
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM OMEGA EP 4ω Diagnostic: System Description and Recent Results D. Haberberger
11:15 AM - 11:20 AM Discussion of Tomorrow's Session on Findings and Recommendations R. Mancini
11:20 AM - 12:10 PM Recent Results from Polar-Drive Implosions on OMEGA and the NIF R. Bahukutumbi
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM Workshop Pictures  
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch/OMEGA and OMEGA EP Tours  
Poster Sessions    
12:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Poster Session I: HED Science

  Single-Mode, Supersonic Kelvin Helmholtz Experiment on OMEGA EP W. Wan
  A Two Dimensional, Multimode RM Experiment on OMEGA EP C. Di Stefano
  Studies of Magnetic Reconnection in Laser Produced Plasmas M. Rosenberg
  Kinetic and Multiple-Ion-Fluid Effects in Shock-driven Inertial Confinement Fusion Plasmas H. Rinderknecht
  Simultaneous Measurements of DD-n and D3He-p Nuclear BTs in D3He Shock-Driven Implosion to Probe Kinetic and Multi-fluid Effects H. Sio
  Super GCD: An Improved Cherenkov Gammaray Detector Designed for Plasma Nuclear Science at Omega Y. Kim
  Measurement of Proton Stopping Power in Warm Dense Matter R. Riquier
  Nuclear Astrophysics Studies Using High Energy Density Plasmas A. Zylstra
  Generating Plasma Jets with the OMEGA Laser R. Young
  First Quantitative Measurement of Charged particle Stopping and its Dependence on Electron Temperature in Inertial Confinement Fusion Plasmas J. Frenje
  Direct Measurements of the Ionization Potential Depression in a Dense Plasma O. Ciricosta
  Simulations of a Single Photon Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction Pinhole Camera S. Patel
  Diagnosing Areal density Asymmetries in Cryogenically Layered DT Implosions at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) Using the Shape of the Neutron Spectrum M. Gatu-Johnson
  Structure and Dynamics of Current Filaments, Plasma Flow and their Spontaneous Fields in Laser Driven Hohlraum Experiments C. Li
  Studying Dense Plasmas with Intense X-ray FEL Radiation S. Vinko
  Investigating Self-generated Electromagnetic Fields in Counter Streaming Plasma Flows C. Huntington
  Understanding Physics Processes of Pair Production Using OMEGA EP Laser J. Williams
  Particle in Cell Modeling of Fast Ignition Experiments on the Titan Laser A. Link
  Study of Pre-Plasma Effects on Fast Electron Generation and Transport using the 1.5 kJ, 10 ps OMEGA EP Laser with Bremsstrahlung Spectrometers J. Peebles
  FLASH Radiative MHD Simulations of Magnetic Field Generation in Laser Target Experiments at Vulcan and Omega P. Tzeferacos
  FLASH Hydrodynamic Simulations to Design Proposed Experiments at Omega and NIF to Explore High Magnetic Reynolds Number Regimes A. Scopatz
3:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Poster Session II: HED Science

  Equations of Motion for Multi-Component Plasmas G. Kagan
  Probing Knudsen-layer Reactivity Reduction in DT ICF Implosions Y. Kim
  Proton Radiography Measurements of Self-generated Magnetic Field Dynamics Following the Irradiation of Solid Targets by a Long Pulse Laser R. Riquier
  Cosmic Shocks and Magnetic Fields: An Experiment at GEKKO R. Crowston
  Hollow Atom Emission from Intense Laser Interactions R. Dance
  Laser-driven Magnetic Reconnection Experiments with an Externally-Applied Magnetic Field W. Fox
  Investigation of Laser-accelerated Protons from the Front Surface of Metal Foils using a 200 TW Laser S. M. Kerr
  Advancing Imaging for Omega Experiments C. Danly
  Analysis of Ablative Richtmyer Meshkov Experiments using 1-D and 2-D Simulations B. Delorme
  Uncertainty Qualification and Sensitivity Analysis of Backlight X-ray Radiography J. Fein
  Simultaneous Measurement of Several State Variables by Imaging X-ray Scattering E. Gamboa
  Magnetized Plasma Jets for Future Accretion Disc Experiments on OMEGA M. Manuel
  New Models in the 3-D Target Design and Radiation Simulation Code VISRAD and Spectral Analysis and Imaging Code SPECT3D I. Golovkin
  Energy and Magnetic Flux Confinement in High Energy Density Plasmas Relevant to the Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion Scheme A. Harvey
  Wavefront Measurements of High-power UV Lasers with a Hartmann Sensor E. Armstrong
  Fabrication and Characterization of Radial and Azimuthal Polarization Converters with Photoaligned Liquid Crystals C. Caggiano
  Optical Modeling and Analysis of a High Throughput and High Temporal Resolution Spectrometer R. Rivlis
  Multiview Study of Areal Density Modulations in OMEGA Low Adiabat Direct Drive Implosions via X-ray Spectrally Resolved Imaging R. Rivlis
  Systematic Study of Fast Electron Generation, Transport and Resistive Collimation using the 10 ps, 1.5 kJ OMEGA EP Laser M. Wei
  Investigation of Laser Accelerated Protons from the Front Surface of Metal Foils using a 200 TW Laser S. M. Kerr
  Magnetic Field Enhancement due to Interacting Flows M. MacDonald
  Coupling of Radial and Accelerating Fields in Laser Wakefield Accelerators N. Ratan
  Simulation of Ramp Compression on High Power Lasers P. Stubley
Thursday, 25 April 2013
7:00 AM - 8:20 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:25 AM - 8:30 AM Announcements R. Petrasso
Session Chair, P. Keiter  
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Transferring Omega Diagnostics and Platforms to the NIF, and NIF Updates J. Kilkenny
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Omega Laser Facility Update: 2013 Progress on OLUG Recommendations S. F. B. Morse
Poster Sessions  
10:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Poster Session III: Facility and HED Science

  Dynamics of High Energy Proton Beam Focusing and Transition into Solid Targets C. McGuffey
  Study of Dependence of Fast Electron Transport on Target Material and Laser Pulse Length using the High Intensity OMEGA EP Laser A. Sorokovikova
  Shock Propagation in Fast Ignition Cone Targets L. Fedeli
  Progress in Development of High Resolving Power Spatially Resolving X-ray Spectrometry and 2-D X-ray Imaging with Spherically Bent Crystals K. Hill
  Upgrade of the MIT Accelerator (LEIA) for Development of Nuclear Diagnostics for Omega, the NIF, and Z N. Sinenian
  Exploding Pusher Experiments for Studies of Kinetic Effects in Shock Driven Implosions M. Rosenberg
  Characterizing ρR Asymmetry of Inertial Fusion Implosions using Protons A. Zylstra
  How to Ensure Successful Diagnostic Qualification at the Omega Laser Facility A. Agliata
  Programmable Spatial Light Modulator use on OMEGA EP M. Barczys
  Capability Enhancement on OMEGA EP D. Canning
  Diagnostic Performance at the Omega Laser Facility G. Pien
  Ontarget Laser Timing Management E. Hill
  Omega Operations Web Page Capabilities C. Sorce
  Qualifying as an External Instrument Specialist/Technician at LLE S. Stagnitto
  PI Portal Features and Navigation R. Kidder
  Assembly Techniques and Challenges of Two Plasmon Decay (TPD) Doubleshell Targets J. Fooks
  The Evolution of a Radiative Shock System in a High Energy Density Regime C. Kuranz
  Laser Recovery Experiments for Measuring Strength of Metals at High Pressures A. Stebner
  Fast Electron Transport and Spatial Energy Deposition into Imploded High Density Plasmas using Cu-doped CD Shell Targets C. Jarrott
  Observations and Analysis of Simultaneous Emission and Absorption Ti Spectral Features in OMEGA Implosions T. Joshi
  Radiative Reverse Shockwaves on the OMEGA-60 Laser C. Krauland
  Extreme Chemistry of Warm Dense Molecular Fluids M. Millot
  A Radiationhydrodynamics Code Comparison for Laser-Produced Plasmas: FLASH versus HYDRA and the Results of Validation Experiments C. Oran
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch/OMEGA and OMEGA EP Tours  
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Young Researchers Town Meeting and Recommendations A. Zylstra and panelists
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Break  
Session Chair, R. Mancini  
3:15 PM - 6:15 PM Presentation/Discussion of User Findings and Recommendations of the Users
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Banquet  
Friday, 26 April 2013
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Announcements  
Session chair, P. Norreys  
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM NNSA and OFES Remarks A. Satsangi and L. Buitano
8:30 AM - 10:45 AM Discussion of Findings and Recommendations with the LLE Management
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Refreshments  
Session Chair, C. Li  
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Overview of HED Science at LLNL, LANL, and SNL C. Keane, J. Cobble, and D. Sinars
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch