High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol. 3, Issue 1, 010000e6 (2015)
Temperature dependence of parametric instabilities in the context of the shock-ignition approach to inertial confinement fusion
S. Weber1,†,* and C. Riconda2
- 1Institute of Physics of the ASCR, ELI-Beamlines, 18221 Prague, Czech Republic
- 2LULI, Sorbonne Universités - Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Ecole Polytechnique - CNRS - CEA, 75005 Paris, France
The role of the coronal electron plasma temperature for shock-ignition conditions is analysed with respect to the dominant parametric processes: stimulated Brillouin scattering, stimulated Raman scattering, two-plasmon decay (TPD), Langmuir decay instability (LDI) and cavitation. TPD instability and cavitation are sensitive to the electron temperature. At the same time the reflectivity and high-energy electron production are strongly affected. For low plasma temperatures the LDI plays a dominant role in the TPD saturation. An understanding of laser–plasma interaction in the context of shock ignition is an important issue due to the localization of energy deposition by collective effects and hot electron production. This in turn can have consequences for the compression phase and the resulting gain factor of the implosion phase.
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