A Short-Pulse, Laser-Driven Particle Beam Capability

Tammy Ma | 17-ERD-039

Executive Summary

We are developing a short-pulse, laser-driven particle beam capability that will expand the exploration of high-energy-density physics of ultra-extreme states of matter. By enabling applications such as proton and neutron radiography, multi-view tomography, and unique nuclear reactions, this research supports stockpile stewardship.

Publications and Presentations

Edghill, B., et al. 2018. "Effects of Laser Parameters on a Laser Focal Spot after a Plasma Mirror." LLNL-POST-750318.

——— . 2018. "Plasma Mirror Reflectivity and Focal Spot Quality for Glass and Aluminum Mirrors for Laser Pulses up to 30 Picoseconds." 60th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics, Portland, OR, November 2018. LLNL-ABS-753803.

Kim, J. and T. Ma. 2018. "Computational Study of TNSA Proton Acceleration with Multi-Picosecond and 100s Joule Lasers." LLNL-ABS-744791, LLNL-PRES-743436, and LLNL-POST-745726.

Ma, T. 2018. "ARC Short-Pulse Laser-Driven Proton Beams for Novel High-Energy-Density Experiments on the NIF." LLNL-POST-752428.

——— . 2018. "Computational Modeling of Proton Acceleration with Multi-Picosecond and High-Energy Kilojoule Lasers." Physics of Plasmas 25. doi: 10.1063/1.5040410. LLNL-JRNL-750501.

——— . 2018. "Multi-ps Short-Pulse Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration for Novel HED and ICF Applications." LLNL-PROP-748816.

Ma, T., et al. 2018. "Measurements of Plasma Mirror Reflectivity and Laser Beam Quality for Pulses with Tens of Picoseconds Duration." LLNL-POST-740910.

Mariscal, D. 2018. "ARC-Driven Deuteron Beams for Directed High Energy Neutron Beams and Nuclear Reaction Experiments." LLNL-PROP-741678.

——— . 2018. "ARC-Driven Proton Beams for Probing and Driving High-Energy-Density Experiments on the NIF." LLNL-PRES-740693.

Mariscal, D., et al. 2018. "Calibration of Proton Dispersion for the NIF Electron Positron Proton Spectrometer (NEPPS) for Short-Pulse Laser Experiments on the NIF ARC." Review of Scientific Instruments 89(10): 10.1063/1.5039388. doi: 10.1063/1.5039388. LLNL-JRNL-751040.