Experiment in planar geometry for shock ignition studies.

  title={Experiment in planar geometry for shock ignition studies.},
  author={S. D. Baton and Michel Koenig and Erik Brambrink and Hans-Peter Schlenvoigt and Colin G. Rousseaux and G. Debras and Stephane Laffite and Paul Loiseau and F. Philippe and X. Ribeyre and Guy Schurtz},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={108 19},
The capacity to launch a strong shock wave in a compressed target in the presence of large preplasma has been investigated experimentally and numerically in a planar geometry. The experiment was performed on the LULI 2000 laser facility using one laser beam to compress the target and a second to launch the strong shock simulating the intensity spike in the… CONTINUE READING