Prof. Richard Stephens: High laser-power target challenges, ELI-NP, Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Big Meeting Room, ground floor, ELI-NP Building
Title: "High laser-power target challenges"
Lecturer: Prof. Richard Stephens
Targets for high energy-density plasma research must meet multiple, sometimes conflicting goals: access for driver beams, precise control of target structure evolution and usable diagnostics signals, and safety for the target chamber. The more power/intensity/energy delivered to the target the harder that becomes, but also the more opportunities present for turning the problems into opportunities for new approaches. This talk will take examples from a career spent on fast ignition inertial fusion research to illustrate the issues.