Report Topic
January Replacement of Cryogenic Target System Linear Motor
February High-Performance Computing of High-Energy-Density Plasmas at LLE
March OMEGA Power-Balance Improvements
April Observation of Solid Ramp-Compressed Sodium Above 300 GPa
May Backlighter-Intensity Improvements for Radiography of Cryogenic Implosions
June Toward a Broadband Reflectivity Diagnostic on OMEGA EP
July High-Performance OMEGA Cryogenic Implosions
August Summer High School Research Program
September A New Wavelength-Tunable Beam for Laser–Plasma Interaction Experiments
October Laser–Plasma Interaction Experiments on OMEGA EP
November Laser–Plasma Interaction Experiments on OMEGA EP
December Laser–Plasma Interaction Experiments on OMEGA EP
Report Topic
January X-Ray Thomson Scattering from Strong Shocks in Carbon Foams
February Three-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Simulations of OMEGA Implosions
March In-Situ Measurement of Direct-Drive Target Illumination Uniformity
April Cross-Beam-Energy Transfer Diagnostic
May Effects of a Fill Tube on the Performance of OMEGA Direct-Drive DT Cryogenic Implosions
June Highest-Pressure Solid Aluminum X-Ray Diffraction Recorded on OMEGA EP
July Cryogenic Implosion Performance
August High-Resolution X-Ray Line-Shape Spectroscopy of Hot Dense Matter
September The Single-Line-of-Sight, Time-Resolved X-Ray Imager Diagnostic Records the Core Emission from Cryogenic Implosions
October Finite Atwood-Number Effects on Deceleration-Phase Instability in Direct-Drive Implosions of Gas-Filled Capsules
November OMEGA Nuclear Science Experiments
December The Cryogenic Equipment for Fielding Fill-Tube Targets
Report Topic
January Polarization Dependence of a Cross-Beam Energy Transfer
February OMEGA Graxicon
March High-Resolution, Ultrafast Streaked X-Ray Spectrometer
April Observation of Solid–Solid Phase Transitions in Ramp-Compressed Aluminum
May X-Ray Backlighting of Cryogenic Capsule Implosions
June Cross-Beam Energy Transfer Modeling

Dr. Michael Rosenberg awarded the American Physical Society 2016 Marshall N. Rosenbluth Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award

July Shocked Foams on OMEGA EP
August Summer High School Research Program
September Direct-Drive Campaign at the National Ignition Facility
October Hot-Spot Mix in Direct-Drive DT Cryogenic Implosions
November Low-Mode Nonuniformity Measurement and Correction in Direct-Drive Implosions
December Cryogenic 1-D Implosion Campaign
Report Topic
January Mass-Ablation-Rate Measurements in Polar-Direct-Drive Implosions on OMEGA
February P11-NTD
KBFRAMED
March LLE/NROTC Intern Program
KBFRAMED Magnification and Resolution
April Implosions on OMEGA Exceed 50-Gbar Hot-Spot Pressures
May FY16 Laboratory Basic Science Experiments Approved
June Wavelength Detuning for Cross-Beam Energy Transfer Mitigation in Polar-Direct-Drive Ignition
July Laser-Plasma Simulation Environment
August Measuring Neutron-Induced d-Breakup Reactions Using High-Yield DT Implosions on OMEGA
September OMEGA Zooming Phase Plate
October Reduction of Cross-Beam Energy Transfer for Direct-Drive, Layered Deuterium–Tritium Implosions on OMEGA
November Development of Laser-Driven MagLIF on OMEGA
December Joint SNL–LLE Magnetized Linear Inertial Fusion Project
Report Topic
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)
June X-Ray–Backlit, Polar-Drive Implosions on the National Ignition Facility (NIF)
July Gas Cherenkov Detector 3
August OMEGA High-Resolution Velocimeter
September Spherical Strong-Shock Generation for Shock-Ignition Inertial Fusion
October Impact of First-Principles Properties of Deuterium–Tritium on Inertial Confinement Fusion Target Designs
November NIF Polar-Direct-Drive Campaign
December ShockSoundSpeed EP Experiment
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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

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

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

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

Report Topic
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