Figure from the DOE Report September, 2014

September 2014 DOE Report

Spherical Strong-Shock Generation for Shock-Ignition Inertial Fusion

The generation of ablation pressures of up to +400 Mbar was demonstrated in spherical strong shock (SSS) experiments on the OMEGA laser by using 1.8-ns shaped pulses of various laser energies.

Here, scaling of the inferred maximum ablation pressure versus the maximum laser intensity that is absorbed at the critical surface is shown.

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