2014 DOE Reports

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January

Strong Shock Generation for Shock-Ignition Inertial Fusion and Donald and Linda Winter LLE/NROTC Intern Program

February

"Instantaneous" Material Heating and Release

March

Magnetized Inertial Confinement Fusion Implosions on OMEGA

April

Omega Laser Facility Users Group (OLUG) Workshop

May

National Ignition Facility (NIF) X-Ray Spectrometer (NXS)

2013 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

OMEGA EP Fourth-Harmonic Probe Activation

February

OMEGA Cryogenic DT Implosion Performance

March

Experimental Comparison of Hydrodynamic Efficiencies for Be, C, and CH Ablators

April

Improving Laser-Damage Performance of UV Coatings

May

Electron–Positron Pair Jet

June

Implementation of a New Neutron Temporal Diagnostic

July

Soft X-Ray Backlighting of Cryogenic Implosions Using a Narrow-Bandwidth Crystal Imaging System

August

Polar-Drive Experiments with Shimmed Shells

September

Controlled Symmetry Variation in Polar-Drive Experiments on the National Ignition Facility (NIF)

October

Measurements of the Dependence of the Two-Plasmon–Decay Instability on the Plasma Scale Length

November

Installation of the OMEGA Arbitrary Waveform Generator Pulse-Shaping System

December

Cryogenic DT Implosions with a Laser-Shinethrough Barrier

2012 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

Multifrequency-Modulated Smoothing by Spectral Dispersion

February

Measurement of Fast-Electron Preheat

March

Polar-Drive Experiments with Shimmed Shells

April

Improved Cryogenic-DT Implosion Performance

May

OMEGA EP Two-Plasmon-Decay Experiments

June

Magnetic-Field Generation by Rayleigh–Taylor Instability

July

Thomson-Scattering Advancements

August

Progress in Cryogenic Target Implosions

September

Polar-Drive Experiments with Shimmed Shells

October

2-D Modeling of Cross-Beam Energy Transfer (CBET) in Direct-Drive Implosions

November

Fast-Electron Control with a Magnetic Field in Hohlraums

December

NIF Polar-Drive–Ignition Design

2011 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

Thomson-Scattering from Direct-Drive Targets

February

Mitigating Crossed-Beam Energy Transfer in Implosion Targets

March

Polar-Drive Ignition Target Design

April

Intensity Scan of Warm Plastic-Shell Implosions on OMEGA

Laboratory Basic Science Proposal Solicitation

May

Improved Cryogenic-DT Target Performance

June

Mitigation of Laser Imprinting in Spherical Implosions by High-Z Doping

July

Optimization of Neutron Yield by Balancing the Reduction of CBET with Increased Nonuniformities

August

Distributed Phase Plate Design for Polar-Drive Configuration on the NIF

September

Plasma Nuclear Science at the Omega Laser Facility

October

X-Ray Framing-Camera Characterization

November

Streaked Optical Pyrometer Upgrade

December

Diagnostic Timing Design for NIF

2010 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

X-Ray Thomson Scattering from Spherically Imploded ICF Ablators

February

Proton Radiography Measurements of Target Charging

NIF Magnetic Recoil Spectrometer

March

NIF Polar-Driven, Direct-Drive Activation Shot Tests

April

Three-Color-Cycle SSD Installation

May

Basic Science Research at LLE

OMEGA Laser Users Group

Science Article on Proton Radiography

June

Polar DIM Imager for the NIF

July

OMEGA Cryogenic Target Development

Visit by Dr. Steven Koonin

August

Spherical Crystal-Imager Diagnostic

NLUF Proposals Approved for FY11 and FY12

September

First NIF Polar-Drive Deuterium–Tritium (DT) Implosions

October

Measuring Multiple Spherically Converging Shocks in Liquid-Deuterium Targets

November

Validation of Simulations of Cryogenic Target Implosions

December

Lab-on-a-Chip ICF Target Manufacturing

2009 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

High-Energy X-Ray Radiography

February

Fast-Electron Source Characterization

March

Programmable Spatial-Light Modulator

April

Positron Production Experiment

OMEGA Laser Users Group (OLUG) Workshop

May

Multiple-Shock Timing

June

OMEGA EP VISAR Diagnostic

Liquid-Scintillator nTOF Detector

July

NIF Polar-Driven, Direct-Drive Activation Shot Tests

August

Cryogenic-DT Target Implosions

September

High-Energy Electron-Conversion Efficiency Measurement with High-Energy (2.1 kJ), Short Pulse (10 to 12 ps)

OMEGA EP Temporal Contrast Measurement

October

High-Density Cryogenic Implosions

OMEGA EP Backlighter Development

November

Hot-Spot X-Ray Spectrometer for the NIF

NIF Polar-Drive Implosions

December

NIF 4ω Fiducial Laser

2008 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

Diagnosing Cryogenic DT Implosions at OMEGA Using Charged-Particle Spectrometry

February

First Target Shots on OMEGA EP

Proton Radiography of ICF Implosions

March

Multiple Shock Timing in Convergent Geometry

April

OMEGA EP Project Completion

May

NIF PAM for OMEGA EP

June

Calibration of the NIF Neutron Time-of-Flight (nTOF) Detectors

July

Multi-Shock Velocity Measurements

August

Hard X-Ray Bremsstrahlung Measurements

September

Polar-Drive Experiments

October

Integrated Simulations of Electron Transport and Ignition for Fast-Ignition Targets

November

DT Implosions Meet Requirements for Scattered Neutron Spectroscopy

December

First Areal Density Measurement Based on Neutron Scattering in Compressed DT-Cryogenic Fuel

2007 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

Silicon Shinethrough Barriers

Intel Science Talent Search

February

Laser-to-X-Ray Coupling for Direct-Drive ICF

Cryogenic Target Experiments

March

Polar-Direct-Drive Ignition Design

Indirect-Drive Implosion Symmetry Campaign

April

OMEGA Areal-Density Milestone

May

High-Contrast Pulse Generation

OMEGA EP Use Planning Workshop II

June

Diffractive Color Corrector for the OMEGA EP Laser

July

Rapid Heating of Solid-Density Matter During High-Intensity-Laser Interactions

August

Role of Preheat in the Stabilization of Rayleigh–Taylor Growth

September

Doped-Ablator Implosions

October

Experimental Studies of the Shock-Ignition ICF Concept

November

Shock-Timing Validation

December

Cryogenic DT Target Research

2006 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

Electron Transport Modeling for Inertial Confinement Fusion Experiments

February

National Ignition Campaign Hohlraum Energetics Experiments

March

Cryogenic DT Target Implosions

High-Contrast Pulse Shape Generator

April

Active Shock Breakout (ASBO) Upgrade

May

Absorption in OMEGA Implosion Experiments

June

High-Resolution X-Ray Imaging (HRXI)

July

OMEGA Cryogenic Targets

August

National Ignition Campaign Hohlraum Energetics on OMEGA

September

X-Ray Absorption Measurements of Areal Density in Cryogenic DT Implosions

October

Areal–Density Analysis of OMEGA Implosions

November

National Ignition Campaign Hohlraum Energetics Experiments on OMEGA

December

K–Shell Spectroscopy of High-Intensity Laser–Solid Interactions

2005 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

EXAFS Measurement of Iron bcc-to-hcp Phase Transformation in Nanosecond-Laser Shocks

February

Progress on Polar Direct Drive

March

Nonlinear Rayleigh-Taylor Growth of 3-D Laser-Imprinted Modulations

April

Absolute EOS Measurements

May

Neutron Diagnostics Development

June

Spectrally Resolved X-Ray Scattering Experiments

July

Cryogenic D2 Layer Characterization

August

Plasma Electrode Pockels Cell (PEPC)

September

NLUF Proton Radiography Experiments

October

Low-Adiabat Implosions

November

OMEGEA EP Construction

December

Fractionation of Fusion Fuel in ICF Capsules

2004 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

Fast-Ignition Target Design

February

Polar-Direct-Drive Experiments

March

OMEGA EP Front End

April

Beam Imprinting

May

Fast-Ignition, Cone-Target, Fuel-Assembly Experiments

June

EXAFS Measurements of Laser-Shocked Vanadium and Titanium

July

OMEGA EP Project Highlights

August

Defense Programs Award of Excellence

September

OMEGA Shot Record

October

Physical Data Research Program (LLNL) Recognition

November

Drive Uniformity Improvement

NIF Neutron Bang Time Detector (NBT)

December

OMEGA Cryogenic Capsule Implosions

2003 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

LLE High School Student Research

NIF Recognition Award

February

OMEGA EP Project

March

Cryogenic Target Characterization

Thomson Scattering from Plasmons near the Laundau Cutoff

April

Proton Core Imaging Spectroscopy (PCIS)

Proton Temporal Diagnostic (PTD)

May

OMEGA EP Prototype Amplifier

June

Tiled Grating Pulse Compressor

July

Shock-Timing Experiments

August

Simulations of Shock Propagation in DT-Wetted CH Foams

OMEGA EP Building Construction

September

Cryogenic Target Characterization

October

Optimized Irradiation Uniformity

November

Picket-Pulse Implosions

December

Cryogenic Target Performance

2002 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

Ignition Model

February

Indirect-Drive Ablator Shock Propagation

March

OMEGA Cryogenic Target Experiments

Picket-Pulse Implosion Experiments

April

Cryogenic Target Ice Layering

Modulated Shock Waves

May

Cryogenic Target Fabrication

First Shaped-Pulse Cryogenic Target Implosion

June

High-Performance, Direct-Drive Target Designs

Controlled Target Irradiation

July

OMEGA 2ω Probe Activation

Measurement of Capsule-Areal-Density Evolution

August

Offset Target Implosions

Determination of Imposed Core Temperature and Density Gradients

September

Cryogenic Target Implosions

Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplification (OPCPA)

October

Collapsing Radiative Shocks

New OMEGA Diode-Pumped Regenerative Amplifier

November

Direct-Drive Fast-Ignition Research at LLE

2-D Performance of a Low-Adiabat Cryogenic Implosion

December

Optimized Direct-Drive Illumination Uniformity

Deuterium Equation-of-State Experiments

2001 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

Shock-Related Structure in D-3He Proton Spectra

NIF 2-D SSD Preliminary Design

February

Laser-Plasma Interaction Experiments

March

Controlled-Prepulse Rayleigh-Taylor Experiments

April

Smoothing Performance of Ultrafast Picket Fence Pulses on the NIF

Multibeam Streak Cameras

May

Wetted-Foam NIF Direct-Drive Target Designs

Multibeam Interaction Experiments

June

Shell Mix in Compressed Core of Spherical Implosions

Tertiary Neutron Diagnostic

July

Cryogenic Target Characterization

Improved Capsule-Surface Roughness

August

Cryogenic Target Implosions

Summer High School Student Research Program

September

Time-Integrated UV Photographs of OMEGA Implosions

October

Spectral Sculpting for IFE Lasers

November

Power Balance and Implosion Symmetry

R&D 100 Award

December

Comparisons of High-Resolution Neutron X-Ray Imaging

OMEGA Operations Summary

2000 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

High-Intensity Distributed Phase Plates

CCD-Based Diagnostics in High-Neutron Environments

February

Inner-Shell-Mix Diagnostic

OMEGA Power Balance

March

1-THz SSD Bandwidth Measurements

Density Diagnostic for Cryogenic Target Implosions

April

Determination of Preheat Due to Fast Electrons on OMEGA

Imprint Reduction with Shaped Pulses

May

Power-Balance Diagnostics

Shock-Heating Measurements

June

Charged-Particle Diagnostics

Neutron Imaging

July

Cryogenic Target Implosion

August

OMEGA Integrated Spherical Experiments (ISE)

September

Laser–Plasma Interaction (LPI) Experiments

October

Cryogenic Target Shots

IR1 Streak Camera

November

SSP Material Properties Studies

LANL's Double-Shell, Indirect-Drive Implosions

December

Mix-Model Analysis of Direct-Drive Implosions

Characterization of Core Conditions

1999 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

Integrated Spherical Experiments (ISE)

Implosions of D-3He-Filled Capsules

February

Plasma Physics

High-Bandwidth, Frequency-Tripling Cell Installation

Cryogenic Fuel Target Development

March

NIF Direct-Drive Target Designs

LLE/NRL Collaboration Experiments

April

Cryogenic Target-handling System

Gratings for 2-D SSD

May

SSD Smoothing Rate

DMX Installed on OMEGA

June

Ion Temperature Measurements

Shell Integrity Imaging

July

2-D ORCHID Simulation

Secondary Neutron Spectrum Measurements

August

OMEGA Prepulse Control Contrast

Diode-Pumped Multipass Preamplifier

September

Laser Prepulse Contrast

NLUF Experiments

October

Cryogenic Target-Handling System

November

Comparison of Measured Cold-Shell rho delta r Modulation with ORCHID 2-D Simulations

Laser Source

December

1-THz, 2-D SSD on OMEGA

Two-Plasmon-Decay Instability

1998 DOE Reports

Report Topic
January

Charged-Particle Spectrometer

National Ignition Facility Optics

February

X-ray Diagnostics

Laser-Plasma Interactions

March

Diode-Pumped Regenerative Amplifier

April

Laser Imprinting

Indirect-Drive Experiments

NLUF Steering Committee Activities

May

Charged-Particle Spectrometer

New Diode-Pumped Monomode Laser

Spherical Burnthrough Experiments

June

Laser Imprinting

X-ray Spectroscopy

July

Charged Particle Spectrometers

Imprinting Experiments

Direct-Drive Cylinder Implosions

August

Cryogenic Target Fabrication

Interpreting Results from the Charged-Particle Spectrometer

September

Integrated Spherical Implosion Experiments

High-Density Diagnostics

Cryogenic Target System

October

Distributed Plate Development

Pulse Shaping

Two-Dimensional Smoothing by Spectral Dispersion (2-D SSD)

November

Irradiation Uniformity

Control of Ablation Velocity with Shaped Pulses

December

Neutron Diagnostics–MEDUSA

OMEGA Surrogate Cryogenic-Target Experiments

Distributed Phase Plate Development

1997 DOE Reports

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July

Planar-Target Rayleigh–Taylor Experiments

Diagnostics Development–Imaging the Cold, Compressed Shell

Diagnostics Development–Neutron Burn History and Bang Time

High-Bandwidth 2-D SSD Tests on OMEGA

New Diode-Pumped Master Oscillator for OMEGA

August

Dynamic Stabilization of Cryogenic Capsules

Indirect-Drive ICF Campaign (ID3, ID4)

Multiple-Beam UV Pulse Shape Measurements

Planar Rayleigh–Taylor Experiments (SI/S2)

September

Imprinting Experiments (S2)

Long-Scale-Length Plasma Generation (PP3)

Distributed Phase Plates (DPP's)

Portable Diagnostics Meeting

National Laser Users' Facility

October

High-Resolution X-Ray Microscope

S3 Experiments

Pulse Shaping

Computing at LLE

November

Core Diagnostics

Pinhole-Array X-Ray Spectrograph

Polyimide Capsules

December

High-Bandwidth Frequency Tripling

Distributed-Phase-Plate Installation

Distributed Phase Plate for Flat-Foil Experiments