Omega Laser Facility Users Group 2016 Workshop

27–29 April 2016

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Workshop Goals R. Petrasso
8:40 AM - 8:50 AM Welcoming Remarks E. M. Campbell
Session Chair, P. Cellier
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Direct Drive 2020 C. Sangster
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Inferring Morphology and Strength of Magnetic Fields from Proton Radiographs C. Graziani
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break  
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM NNSA View: The National Inertial Confinement Fusion Program K. LeChien
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM High-Resolving-Power, Ultrafast Streaked X-Ray Spectroscopy on OMEGA EP P. Nilson
11:30 PM - 11:45 PM OLUG Bylaws and Election Results P. Drake and
R. Mancini
11:45 PM - 12:00 PM Pictures: All attendees, then student/postdocs  
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch (box lunches) OMEGA and OMEGA EP Tours  
Poster Sessions    
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Poster Session I: HED Science

High Energy Electron Acceleration from Underdense Plasmas Using OMEGA EP Laser
  Creation of a Magnetized Jet Using a Ring of Laser Beams L. Gao
  T. Batson
  Evidence of Fast Magnetic Reconnection Driven by Relativistic Electrons P. Campbell
  Temperature and Density Measurements of Warm, Dense Resorcinol Formaldehyde Foam Using Imaging X-Ray Thomson Spectrometer P. Belancourt
  Measurements of Laser Generated Soft X-ray Emission from Irradiated Gold Foils J. Davis
  The MIT HED Accelerator Facility for Diagnostic Development for OMEGA, NIF, Z, and for Discovery Science A. Birkel
  Study of Stability and Particle Sensitivity of CVD-Diamond-Based Time-of-Flight Detectors for Omega and NIF N. Kabadi
  The 3H(d,y) Reaction and the 3H(d,y)/3H(d,n) Branching Ratio for Ec.m. < 300 keV C. Parker
  Fast Electron Transport in Different Allotropes of Shock-Heated Carbon C. Krauland
  Optimal Seed Pulse for Raman Amplifiers J. Sadler
  Studying Astrophysical Nucleosynthesis Using Inertially-Confined Plasmas at OMEGA A. Zylstra
  High Strength Polyimide Films for Target Pressure Windows and Ablators J. Betcher
  A Method for Extracting Spatial Structure of MAGLIF Implosion Plasmas K. Carpenter
  EOS Measurements for HED Science at the Omega Laser Facility F. Copari
  Spatially Resolved Ion Temperature Measurement at NIF C. Danly
  Capabilities for Production and Characterization of Foam Targets for HEDLA P. Fitzsimmons
  Scaled Laboratory Experimental Design of Radiation-Driven Cloud Implosions P. Keiter
  Recent Omega and Omega EP Targets Built by the University of Michigan S. Klein
  NIF Laboratory Astrophysics Experiments Investigating the Effects of a Radiative Shock on Hydrodynamic Instabilities C. Kuranz
  Time-Resolved Tandem Faraday Cup Development for High-Energy TNSA Particles M. K. Ginnane
  Shock Capturing with EPOCH A. Lio
  Additions and Improvements to the High-Energy-Density Physics Capabilities in FLASH D. Lamb
  Initial Results of Short-Pulse Laser Interactions with Optically Levitated Micro-droplets S. Patankar
  Ionization and Heating of a Neon Gascell Photoionized Plasma Experiment at Z R. Mancini
  Simulating Laser Heating of Deuterium Fuel for MagLIF M. Weis
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Poster Session II: HED Science

  High-Resolution X-ray Imaging Spectroscopy for High-Energy-Density Physics L. Gao
  Characterizing Neutron Diagnostics on the nTOF Line at SUNY Geneseo H. Harrison/H. Visca
  Radiochromic Film Sensitivity Calibrations Using Ion Beams from a Pelletron Accelerator T. Filkins/R. Ward
  Analysis of CVD Diamonds for Neutron Detection on OMEGA I. Seth
  Radiation Reaction of Electrons at Laser Intensities up to 1025 W/cm2 X. K. Zhou
  Broadband Proton Radiography of Self-Generated Fields in Strongly-Shocked, Low-Density Systems R. Hua
  Pre-Plasma and Interaction Pulse Length Impact on Generation of Super-Ponderomotive Electrons Using the OMEGA EP Laser J. Peebles
  Optimization of Cold K-alpha Emission Using Copper Foams A. Hussein
  Fast Magnetic Reconnection Driven by Relativistic Electrons A. Raymond
  Simulating Proton Rediographs of Weibel-Like Magnetic Fields J. Levesque
  Modeling of OMEGA EP Experiments Studying Z-Dependence of the Two-Plasmon Decay Instability J. Fein
  Studies of Kinetic/Multi-Ion-Fluids Effects, and i-e Equilibration, in ICF Plasmas Using Mutiple Nuclear and X-ray Emission Histories H. Sio
  Novel Approach for Recovering CR-39 Fusion Product Data Corrupted by Ablator Ions at Omega, NIF, and Z G. Sutcliffe
  Time-Resolved Measurements of the Neutron Spectrum at the NIF: The MRSt Diagnostic C. Wink
  Comparision of Polystyrene Scintillator Fiber Array and Monolithic Polystyrene for Neutron Imaging and Radiography R. Simpson
  X-ray Radiography of Shock Propagation J. Trela
  Analysis of Fast Electrons Produced by the 10ps OMEGA EP Short-Pulse Laser from Measurements of Hard X-ray Bremsstrahlung T. Daykin
  Acquisition ans Analysis for High-Repetition-Rate HEDP (10 Hz to 1 kHz) S. Feister
  Results from the Shock/Shear Experiment on OMEGA and NIF F. Doss
  Improvements in Target Assembly at General Atomics D. Kaczala
  Collimated Propagation in High-Resistivity Carbon of Fast Electron Beams Accelerated from High-Contrast Laser Interaction with Cone Targets X. Vaisseau
  Results from Oblique Shock Experiments on OMEGA EP A. Rasmus
  Streaked Optical Pyrometer for Measuring Surface Temperature of Ion-Heated Plasmas R. Roycroft
  Simulations of Laser Experiments that Study Laboratory Turbulent Dynamo P. Tzeferacos
  An X-ray Backlit Talbot-Lau Deflectometer for HED Electron Density Diagnostics M. Pia Valdivia
Session Chair, A. Zylstra    
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Streak Cameras  
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Mini-Workshop Session: Future Upgrade and Specs for MiFEDs G. Fiksel and
C. Li
Thursday, 28 April 2016
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Announcements/Queries R. Petrasso
Session Chair, M. Wei  
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Omega Facility 2016 OLUG Update S. Morse
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM An Overview of Laser-Driven Magnetized LinerInertial Fusion on OMEGA J. R. Davies
Poster Sessions  
10:00 PM - 12:00 PM

Poster Session III: Facility and HED Science

  OMEGA EP UV Prediction Model for Enhanced Operational Performance M. Guardalben
  The Principal Investigator Portal Provides a Gateway to Shot Information for External Users R. Kidder
  OMEGA EP Short-Pulse Transmission Study Status Report J. Kwiatkowski
  OMEGA EP Short-Pulse Ratiometer J. Kwiatkowski
  Characterizing Debris Shield Transmission Degradation and Estimating On-Target Energy J. Kwiatkowski
  Enhanced Gas-Filled Capabilities for Ten-Inch-Manipulator Based Target Positioners D. Mastrosimone
  Fielding MIFEDS on Omega D. Mastrosimone
  Omega Laser Facility Diagnostic Highlights C. Sorce
  Optical Diagnostic Suite (Schlieren, Interferometry, and Angular Filter Refractometry) on OMEGA EP Using a 10-ps, 263-nm Probe Beam S. Ivancic
  Diagnostic Effectiveness and Availability at the Omega Laser Facility G. Pien
  Target Diagnostic Timing Manager (TDTM) W. J. Armstrong
  OMEGA SSD Arbitrary Waveform Generation Installation and Activation E. Hill
  Omega Laser Facility and Diagnostic Timing Management E. Hill
  Qualifying as an External Instrument Specialist/Technician at LLE S. Stagnitto
  UV Stray-Light Management on OMEGA EP D. Canning
  Efficiency Calibration of Nal Detectors for Measuring the 12C(n, 2n)11C Cross Section T. Eckert
  Equation-of-State Measurements for Planetary Defense L. Chen
  Improving th Fidelity of Interpreting Time-Averaged Spectra on Z for Development of a Multi-Element Stark-Broadening Diagnostic T. Lane
  Collaborating Iso-Electronic and Iso-Element Spectral Line Diagnostics for Determining Density and Temperature with Refined Certainty T. Steinberger
  Recent Developments in Spherical Target Fabrication M. Schoff
  High-Intensity Laser-Matter Interactions with Advanced Structured Targets J. Snyder
  Observation of Vortex Merger and Growth Inhibition in a Dual-Mode, Supersonic Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability Experiment W. Wan
  Creating Shock Conditions with Laser-Generated Plasma Jets on the OMEGA Laser R. Young
  Hot Electron Generation in Shock Ignition Relevant Conditions S. Zhang
  Non-Thermal Electron Energization from Magnetic Reconnection in Laser-Driven Plasmas S. Totorica
  Modifying the TNSA Ion Spectrum with Frong Surface Microstructures K. George
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch/OMEGA and OMEGA EP Tours  
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Young Researchers Town Meeting and Recommendations A. Zylstra and panelists
Session Chairs, R. Mancini/P. Drake  
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, 29 April 2016
8:10 AM - 8:15 AM Announcements R. Petrasso
Session chairs, R. Mancini/P. Drake  
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Poster Awards to Graduate Students and Postdocs M. Gatu-Johnson and C. Sangster
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM Discussion of Findings and Recommendations with the LLE Management  
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Research and Career Opportunities at the National Labs and LLE in HEDP/ICF