Enhancement of thermal smoothing effect on laser imprint with soft X-ray radiation

N. Ohnishi, H. Nagatomo, H. Takabe, H. Nishimura, M. Nishikino, H. Shiraga, T. Yamanaka

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The initial imprint of mass perturbation due to spatial nonuniformity of laser intensity is one of the most important issues in laser fusion research. Several imprint mitigation schemes by the use of soft X-ray radiation have been proposed to enhance the thermal smoothing effect within the conduction region. One of the schemes uses external X-ray irradiation prior to laser incidence to produce preformed plasma. Another has a low-density foam layer and high-Z material to heat the foam radiatively and make it uniform in density.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1435-1442
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number3 A
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar


  • Hydrodynamic instability
  • Inertial confinement fusion
  • Integrated code
  • Laser imprint
  • Radiation hydrodynamics
  • Shock wave
  • X-ray radiation


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