Omega Laser Facility Users Group 2014 Workshop

23–25 April 2014

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:10 AM - 8:20 AM Workshop Goals R. Petrasso
8:20 AM - 8:30 AM Welcoming Remarks J. Soures
Session Chair, K. Flippo    
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Demonstrating Ignition Hydrodynamic Equivalencein Cryogenic DT Implosions on OMEGA V. Goncharov
9:20 AM - 10:10 AM Optical Probing Measurements on OMEGA EP D. Haberberger
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM Break  
Session Chair, P. Drake    
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Progress Toward Ignition on the NIF T. Dittrich
11:20 AM - 12:10 AM Alternative Hot Spot Formation Techniques Using Liquid DT ICF Capsules R. Leeper
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

  Target Fabrication at General Atomics M. Wei
  11C Gamma-Gamma Decay Measurement for Activation by 12C(n,2n)11C A. Simone
  Investigation of Cone-in-Shell Implosion Performance with X-Ray Self Emission Measurements A. Bass
  Relativistic Short Pulse Channel Formation L. Ceurvorst
  Continuum Lowering Measurements in Different Solid-Density Materials O. Ciricosta
  Intensity-Dependent Convergence Criteria for PIC Simulations of the Laser Acceleration of Free Electrons G. Cochran
  Nanosecond X-Ray Diffraction of Ramp-Compressed Matter at TPa Pressure: Implication for Material and Planetary Science F. Coppari
  Studying Nuclear Astrophysics of the 3He+3He, T+3He, and p+D Reactions at OMEGA A. Zylstra
  Studies of Non-Hydrodynamic Processes in Strongly-Shocked Inertial Confinement Implosions H. Rinderknecht
  Studies of Kinetic Effects in ICF Implosions and (Asymmetric) Magnetic Reconnection in HED Plasmas M. Rosenberg
  Measurements of Multiple Nuclear Bang Times to Probe Implosion Dynamics and Kinetic Effects at OMEGA and the NIF H. Sio
  Laboratory Investigations of Magnetic Wave Precursors Propagating Ahead of Parallel Shocks R. Crowston
  X-Ray Emission from DT Filled Targets R. Hamilton
  Film Characterization of Agfa D7 and D8 X-Ray Film Using a Multiple Anode X-Ray Source J. S. Davis
  Richtmyer-Meshkov Mode Interaction Under Steady-Shock, HED Conditions C. Di Stefano
  Modelling of a Double Crystal X-Ray Spectrometer for Diagnosing Mix in NIF Capsules P. Durey
  Development of New Measurement Channels With Multilayer Mirrors for DMX Spectrometer B. Emprin
  Investigation and Mitigation of the High-Energy X-Ray Background of Pinhole Point Projection Backlighters J. Fein
  The Ohio State University 400 TW Scarlet Laser S. Feister
  Spectroscopy on Lab Analog of Accretion-Powered Photoionized Plasma M. K. Flaugh
  Collisionless Magnetic Reconnection Driven by High-Energy Petawatt Lasers L. Gao
  Creating Near Uniform Temperature Solid Density Plasmas with Intense Femtosecond Lasers K. George
  Investigation of Energy Partition in Leopard Short-Pulse Laser Interactions with Small Targets B. Griffin
  Anistropic Radiation Transport Experiments on the OMEGA Laser J. Hager
  Point Projection Spectroscopy in Radiative Reverse Shocks E. Tubman
  Measurements of Charged-Particle Stopping Around the Bragg Peak and its Dependence on Electron Temperature and Number Density in Inertial Confinement Fusion Plasmas J. Frenje
  X-Ray Effects on the Sensitivity of CR-39 J. A. Rojas Herrera
  Observation of Electromagnetic Weibel Filamentation in Counter-Streaming Plasma Flows Using D3He-Generated Protons C. Huntington
  Quantifying Uncertainty in High-Energy-Density Radiative Shock Experiments C. Kuranz
  Analysis of a Measurement of 12C(n,2n)11C Cross Sections G. Hartshaw
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Poster Session II: HED Science

  TIM DIXI: Design for a Manipulator Based Electron Pulse-Dilation X-Ray Framing Camera (T. J. Hilsabeck) M. Wei
  3 by 3 Sodium Iodide Absolute Detection Efficiency Determination for Samples Activated on the NIF D. Ellison
  Relativistic Self-Focusing in Under-Dense Plasma and Applications for Proton Beam Generation A. Hussein
  Doppler Effect in Ultra-Intense Laser Propagation in Around Critical Density Plasma T. Iwawaki
  Fast Electron Transport and Spatial Energy Deposition in Imploded Fast Ignition Cone-in-Shell Targets C. Jarrott
  Vlasov Fokker Planck Modeling of Magnetized Plasma at Hohlraum-Wall Like Interface A. Joglekar
  Spatial Distribution of Ti Tracer Initially Located in the Shell of OMEGA Implosions T. Joshi
  X-Ray Thomson Scattering Measurements of Density Gradients P. Kozlowski
  Symmetry Tuning with Cone Powers for Defect Induced Mix Experiment Implosion N. Krasheninnivova
  West Virginia University's Role in ZAPP HED Division: Laboratory Astrophysics T. Lane
  Imaging of Hard X-Rays with a NIF Gamma Ray Imaging Diagnostic Prototype D. Lemieux
  Petawatt Laser Absorption Bounded M. Levy
  Development of an X-Ray Fluorescence Imaging Diagnostic for Use in High-Energy Density Experiments M. McDonald
  Streaked Optical Pyrometry of Shock Condensed Warm Dense Matter M. Millot
  Particle-in-Cell Simulations of MeV Electron Beams Created via Reflection of Intense Laser Light from a Continuous Water-Jet Target C. Orban
  Implementation of Scattering Pinhole Diagnostic for Detection of Charged Particles on CR-39 at High Particle Fluence D. Orozco
  Measurements of the T+T Reaction at OMEGA at Center-of-Mass Energies from 18-55 MeV M. Gatu-Johnson
  Post Mortem Forensics of Iron and Tantalum Targets Shot at High Pressure on the Omega Laser P. Paradise
  X-Ray Sources from Novel Cu Foams at the Omega Laser F. Perez
  An Ultra-Short Pulsed Neutron Source I. Pomerantz
  Design of a Liquid Membrane Target for High Repetition Rate Neutron Generation P. Poole
  X-Ray Spectroscopy of Dense Laser-Produced Plasmas T. Preston
  Calibration of an Imaging Proton Spectrometer A. Rasmus
  Additions and Improvements to the High Energy Density Physics Capabilities in FLASH D. Lamb
  Development of X-Ray Moire Deflectometry with Talbot-Lau Interferometers for Density Diagnostic in HED Plasmas D. Stutman
  Super Gas Cherenkov Detector (GCD-3) for Gamma-Ray Detection in ICF Experiments H. Herrmann
  VISRAD, 3-D Target Design and Radiation Simulation Code I. Golovkin
  Complete Analysis of a Stack of Radiochromic Film J. Steidle
  Measurement of the Sensitivity of Radiochromic Film Using Ion Beams J. Shortino
  The Cimarron Project: Using Molecular Dynamics to Understand Transport P. Grabowski
Session Chair, A. Zylstra    
6:00 AM - 8:00 AM Evening Tutorial on Flash P. Tzeferacos
Thursday, 24 April 2014
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:15 AM - 8:20 AM Announcements R. Petrasso
8:20 AM - 8:30 AM Director's Welcome and Remarks to the Users R. L. McCrory
Session Chair, M. Koepke  
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF) Research: Exciting New Results and Our Plans for the Future D. Sinars
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Omega Facility Update: OLUG Recommendations and Items of General Interest S. Morse
Poster Sessions  
10:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Poster Session III: Facility and HED Science

  Multi-View Imaging Observations of Polar-Drive Implosions at OMEGA R. Mancini
  12C(n,2n)11C Cross Section Measurements for Bombarding Energies 20–26.4 MeV M. Bienstock
  OMEGA EP and Z-Beamlet Laser Experiments in Support of the Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion Scheme A. Harvey-Thompson
  Investigation of High-Intensity Laser-Plasma Interaction in Multi-Picosecond Laser Pulse Length Regime A. Sorokovikova
  Determining Strength of Materials Under Dynamic Loading Conditions Using Rayleigh-Taylor and Richtmyer-Meshkov Instabilities Z. Sternberger
  Post Mortem Forensics of Iron and Tantalum Targets Shot at High Pressure on the Omega Laser A. Sundby
  Radiative-MHD Simulations with the FLASH Code: Magnetic Field Generation and Turbulent Amplification Experiments with the OMEGA EP Laser P. Tzeferacos
  Development of a Supersonic, Single-Mode, Shockwave-Driven Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability Experiment on OMEGA EP W. Wan
  Accretion Shocks on Young Stars: Plans for a Lab-Astro Experiment R. Young
  Hydrodynamic Scaling of the Deceleration-Phase of ICF Implosions A. Bose
  Proton Radiography of Intense Laser Interactions with Low Density Plasmas Using OMEGA EP L. Willingale
  Predictions of Secondary Reactions and Areal Densities for Omega Capsule Implosions M. J. Schmitt
  Comprehensive Analysis of a High-Adiabat Cryogenic DT Implosion on OMEGA A. Christopherson
  Evaluation of a Compact Cryotrap S. Goodman
  Testing of the OMEGA Beam Timing System E. Hwang
  Beam-Pointing Optimization for Proton Backlighting on the NIF Y.Z. Kong
  Target Diagnostic Timing Manager J. Armstrong
  Isotope Separator M. Wittman
  Fielding MIFEDS Experiments on Omega D. Mastrosimone
  SFC/Streak Camera, Sydor CCD, Glenair, EP ASBO C. Sorce, A. Sorce
  The Absolute Calibration of the Streaked Optical Pyrometer at the Omega Laser Facility M. Gregor
  UV Pointing/Focus/Timing J. Kwaitkowski
  Co-Propagation of Short-Pulse Beams on OMEGA EP B. Krushwitz
  Diagnostic Availability and Effectiveness at the Omega Laser Facility G. Pien
  Inform at Ice Resources R. Kidder
  OMEGA Arbitrary Waveform Generation Installation and Activation E. Hill
  Recent Unique Target Fabrication Designs M. Schoff
  A Time-of-Flight System for Low Energy Charged Particles M. Giordano
  DT Plastic-Shell Implosions with Shell-Thickness and Pressure Variations Y-H Kim
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 - 3:20 PM NNSA: Thoughts About the Omega Users and Program Objectives K. LeChien
Session Chair, R. Mancini/P. Drake  
3:20 PM - 6:00 PM Presentation/Discussion of User Findings and Recommendations of the Users
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Banquet  
Friday, 25 April 2014
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:25 AM - 8:30 AM Announcements R. Petrasso
Session chair, R. Mancini/P. Drake  
8:30 AM - 10:45 AM Discussion of Findings and Recommendations with the LLE Management
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Refreshments  
Session Chair, J. Frenje  
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Overview of HED/ICF Research at LANL, SNL, LLNL, and LLE K. Flippo, K. Peterson, R. Heeter, and T. R. Boehly
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch