Omega Laser Facility Users Group 2015 Workshop

22–24 April 2015

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Wednesday, 22 April 2015
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Workshop Goals R. Petrasso
8:05 AM - 8:10 AM Welcoming Remarks Director R. L. McCrory
8:10 AM - 8:15 AM Welcoming Remarks Dean Robert Clark
Session Chair, P. Cellier    
8:15 AM - 9:10 AM OMEGA Layered DT Cryogenic Implosions S. Regan
9:10 AM - 10:05 AM FLASH: A powerful Tool for Designing and Interpreting HEDP Experiments P. Tzeferacos
10:05 AM - 10:20 AM Break  
10:20 AM - 10:35 AM NNSA Viewpoint K. LeChien
10:35 AM - 11:30 AM Orthogonal PW Approach to Dense Plasma Heating P. Norreys
11:30 PM - 12:25 PM Towards Predictive Laser Fusion Fluid Simulations, With Application to Shock Ignition and Exploding Pusher Implosions S. Atzeni
12:25 PM - 12:40 PM Pictures: All attendees, then student/postdocs  
12:40 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch (box lunches) OMEGA and OMEGA EP Tours  
Poster Sessions    
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Poster Session I: HED Science

  FLASH: A powerful Tool for Designing and Interpreting HEDP Experiments P. Tzeferacos
  Equation of State Measurements of Resorcinol Formaldehyde Foam Using Imaging X-ray Thomson Spectrometer P. Belancourt
  Channeling and Hole-Boring: Controlling the Hosing Instability L. Ceurvorst
  Lattice Dynamics of Shock and Ramp Compressed Polycrystaline Diamond Z. Chen
  Measuring Spatial Distributions of Nuclear Burn in Direct-Drive ICF Implosions at OMEGA and the NIF with Proton Emission Imaging F. Séguin
  Measurements from Laser Generated X-ray Spectra From Irradiated Gold Foils J. Davis
  Experiments on the OMEGA EP Laser to Study the Z-Dependence of the Two-Plasmon Decay Instability J. Fein
  Backward-Propagating MeV Electrons from 10 to the 18 W/cm2 Laser Interactions with Water M. Flaugh
  Measurements of Magnetic Fields Generated in Short-Pulse Interactions by Polarimetry P. Forestier-Colleoni
  Characterizing Magnetic Fields Generated by a Capacitor-coil Target Using Ultrafast Proton Radiography L. Gao
  Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging of Reduced Mass targets Irradiated with Intense Femtosecond Lasers K. George
  Modeling Trasport in Hot and Warm Dense Plasmas P. Grabowski
  Measurements of Charged Particle Stopping Around the Bragg Peak in High-Energy Density Plasmas J. Frenje
  Measurements of Stopping Power in Solid-Density Plasmas at OMEGA and the NIF B. Lahmann
  OMEGA EP Laser Experiments Testing the Effect of Applied Magnetic Fields in the MagLIF Scheme A Harvey-Thompson
  Study of Laser Power/Duration and Beam Smoothing on Beam Propagation and Heating in an Underdense Plasma for MagLIF Using the OMEGA EP Laser M.-S. Wei
  Electron and Positron Beam Focusing Using an Axial Magnetic Field at OMEGA EP and JLF J. Williams
  Simultaneous Neutron and X-ray Imaging at Omega and Prospects for eD Neutron Imaging C. Danly
  NIF Laboratory Astrophysics Experiments Investigating the Effects of a Radiative Shock on Hydrodynamic Instabilities C. Kuranz
  Relativistic Shear Flows and Potential Laser Experiments E. Liang
  Double Ablation Front Technique for Stellar Opacity Measurements J.-E. Ducret
  Targets for Laser-Produced Magnetic Field M. Evans
  Coincidence Efficiency of Sodium Iodide Detectors for Positron Annihilation T. Eckert
  Diffracted Efficiencies for Optical Wavelength Gratings with Arbitrary Groove Shapes are Predicted and Compared to Measurements J. Hassett
  Target Fabrication Advancements at General Atomics M. Farrell
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Poster Session II: HED Science

  Measurements of the T+T Reaction at OMEGA at Garnow Peak Energies in the range of 18-55 keV M. Gatu Johnson
  Studying Neucleosynthesis Fusion Reactions Using Implosions at OMEGA A. Zylstra
  Enhanced Thermal Energy Confinement Due to Compression of Externally Applied Magnetic Fields A. Jogleker
  Development of a Continuous Cryogenic Jet Target for Intense Laser-Plasma Interactions J. Kim
  Low Density Pre-plasma Impact Studies on Hot Electron Generation with the Titan Laser C. Krauland
  Compact, High-Yield Spectrometer for OMEGA and NIF D. Orozco
  Impact of X-ray Dose on the Response of CR-39 to Charged Particles J. Rojas
  Establishing LTE Reference Conditions for Photo-ionized Plasma Experiments Using Thick Tamped Sodium-Fluoride Foil Targets T. Lane
  Petawatt Laser Absorption Bounded M. Levy
  Recent Results on Shock Wave Propagation in Low-Z Materials for Shock Ignition Y. Maheut
  Plasma-jet Propagation and Evolution in a Perpendicular Magnetic Field Configuration M. Manuel
  ICF Gamma Ray Spectroscopy A. McEvoy
  Effect of Density Fluctuations on Raman Amplification T. Miller
  Stochastic Electron Acceleration in Low Density Plasmas M. Oliver
  Collision of a Plasma-jet with a Planar Obstacle in a Perpendicular Magnetic Field A. Rasmus
  Compression of X-ray Free Electron Laser Pulses to Attosecond Duration via Stimulated Raman Amplification J. Sadler
  Compact, High-HYield Spectrometer for OMEGA and NIF M. Schillaci
  Commissioning of the Upgraded Scarlet Laser Facility at Ohio State University J. Snyder
  Experimental Optimization of High Magnetic Reynold's Number, Two-Vortex Flows on the Madison Plasma Dynamo Experiment D. Weisberg
  LANL Shock/Shear Experiment on OMEGA and NIF F. Doss
  Overview of LANL HED Activities K. Flippo
  Designing and Observing Kinetic Plasma Effects in Omega Capsule Implosions M. Schmitt
  VISRAD, e-D Target Design and Radiation Simulation Code V. Golovkina
  An Iterative Program to Find Plasma Density Profiles from Angular Filter Refractometry Images on OMEGA EP P. Angland
  Time-Resolved Tandem Faraday Cup for MTW A. Simone
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Executive Session  
Session Chair, A. Zylstra    
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Evening Tutorial: VISRAD  
Thursday, 23 April 2015
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:15 AM - 8:20 AM Announcements/Queries R. Petrasso
Session Chair, R. P. Drake  
8:20 AM - 9:05 AM High-Energy-Density Physics with an Ultra-Bright X-ray Laser S. Glenzer
9:05 AM - 10:00 AM OLUG 2015 Update: Progress on Recommendations and Items of General Interest S. Morse
Poster Sessions  
10:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Poster Session III: Facility and HED Science

  Optimization of Uniformity for Current Polar-Direct-Drive Implosion Experiments at the National Igintion Facility E. Garcia
  Statistical Investigation of Cryogenic Target Defects R. Zhang
  Studies of Ion Thermal Decoupling and Species Separation in OMEGA Implosions: Implications for the NIF H. Rinderknecht
  The MIT HED Accelerator Facility for Diagnostic Developoment for OMEGA, Z and NIF E. Vargas
  The magPTOF Diagnostic for Bang-time Measurements and Charged-Particle Spectroscopy at the NIF H. Sio
  Proton Radiography of Self-Generated Fields in Strongly-Shocked Low-Density Systems R. Hua
  Design of a Compact, Low Energy Charged Particle Spectrometer for Stellar Nucleosynthesis and High Energy Density Physics Experiments at OMEGA and the NIF E. Armstrong
  Commissioning the P11 Neutron Temporal Diagnostic for High-Neutron-Yield Implosions J. Katz
  External User Access Through the LLE Principal Investigator Portal R. Kidder
  OMEGA EP Short-Pulse Transmission Study Status Report J. Kwiatkowski
  Enhanced Gas-Filled Capabilities for Ten-Inch–Manipulator–Based Target Positioners D. Mastrosimone
  Utilizing Bremsstrahlung Spectrometers to Measure Electron Temperature and Absorption on Spherical Strong Shock OMEGA Experiments J. Peebles
  Auxiliary Heating with Beams of Fast Electrons N. Ratan
  Particle Acceleration in Magnetised Shocks A. Rigby
  Use of Betatron X-Ray Source for Measurement of Electronic and Ionic Structures in WDM A. Saunders
  Effects of Magnetization on Fusion Product Trapping and Secondary Neutron Spectra P. Schmit
  Characterization of Laser-Driven Duterium Ions at Vulcan Laser J. Fernandez Tobias
  Numerical Studies of Magnetic Reconnection in Laser-Driven Plasmas S. Totorica
  HED Plasma Density Diagnostic Using Talbot-Lau X-ray Deflectometry with Laser Backlighting M. Pia Valdivia
  Potential of Betatron Emission Backlighters for X-ray Phase-Contrast Diagnostic of HED Plasmas D. Stutman
  Observation of Single-mode, Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability in a Supersonic Flow W. Wan
  Accretion Shocks in the Laboratory usint the OMEGA Laser to Study Star Formation R. Young
  Kinetic Effects in Inertial Confinement Fusion G. Kagan
  Spectroscopic and X-Ray Scattering Models in Spect3D I. Golovkin
  Laser Driven Ion Production for Testing Materials Exposed to High Energy Flux such as During Fusion Experiments J. Fernandez
  Review of Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF) Targets on OMEGA EP J. Fooks
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch/OMEGA and OMEGA EP Tours  
1:00 PM - 2:20 PM Young Researchers Town Meeting and Recommendations A. Zylstra and panelists
Session Chairs, R. Mancini/P. Norreys  
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM Presentation/Discussion of User Findings and Recommendations
Break-out Sessions for Focused Findings and Recommendations
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM Banquet  
Friday, 24 April 2015
7:15 AM - 9:10 AM Continental Breakfast  
9:10 AM - 9:15 AM Announcements R. Petrasso
Session chairs, R. Mancini/P. Norreys  
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Poster Awards to Graduate Students and Postdocs
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Discussion of Findings and Recommendations with the LLE Management  
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Concluding Remarks
11:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch