Plasma Physics Reports

, Volume 27, Issue 12, pp 1017–1020 | Cite as

Fast ignitor concept with light ions

  • V. Yu. Bychenkov
  • W. Rozmus
  • A. Maksimchuk
  • D. Umstadter
  • C. E. Capjack
Inertial Confinement Fusion

Abstract

A short-laser-pulse driven ion flux is examined as a fast ignitor candidate for inertial confinement fusion. Ion ranges in a hot precompressed fuel are studied. The ion energy and the corresponding intensity of a short laser pulse are estimated for the optimum ion range and ion energy density flux. It is shown that a lightion beam triggered by a few-hundreds-kJ laser at intensities of ≳1021 W/cm2 is relevant to the fast ignitor scenario.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Yu. Bychenkov
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. Rozmus
    • 2
  • A. Maksimchuk
    • 3
  • D. Umstadter
    • 3
  • C. E. Capjack
    • 4
  1. 1.Lebedev Institute of PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Theoretical Physics Institute, Department of PhysicsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  3. 3.Center for Ultrafast Optical ScienceUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  4. 4.Department of Computer and Electrical EngineeringUniversity of AlbertaEdmonton, AlbertaCanada

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