Hydrodynamic modeling and simulations of shock ignition thresholds
Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications, Université Bordeaux 1 - CEA - CNRS, 33405 Talence, France
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Published online: 15 November 2013
The Shock Ignition (SI) scheme  offers to reduce the laser requirements by relaxing the implosion phase to sub-ignition velocities and later adding an intense laser spike. Depending on laser energy, target characteristics and implosion velocity, high gains are expected [2,3]. Relevant intensities for scaled targets imploded in the velocity range from 150 to 400 km/s are defined at ignition thresholds. A range of moderate implosion velocities is specified to match safe implosions. These conditions for target design are then inferred for relevant NIF and LMJ shock-ignited targets.
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