Analysis of laser imploded core plasma formation by Li-like satellite lines from argon dopant

Citation
Y. Ochi et al., Analysis of laser imploded core plasma formation by Li-like satellite lines from argon dopant, J QUAN SPEC, 71(2-6), 2001, pp. 531-540
Citations number
29
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Spectroscopy /Instrumentation/Analytical Sciences
Journal title
JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE SPECTROSCOPY & RADIATIVE TRANSFER
ISSN journal
0022-4073 → ACNP
Volume
71
Issue
2-6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
531 - 540
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-4073(200110/12)71:2-6<531:AOLICP>2.0.ZU;2-X
Abstract
Core plasma formation in a laser-driven fusion pellet is studied by means o f time-resolved X-ray spectroscopy. The fusion pellet containing a high pre ssure deuterium gas doped with a small amount of Ar was irradiated with hig h-power laser beams from Gekko XII, and the temporal evolution of spatially -averaged electron temperatures and densities was inferred from Ar K-shell emissions. In a previous paper (Y. Ochi et al., JQSRT 2000;65:393), we note that a uniform core plasma was attained only when the uniform irradiation conditions were satisfied. Based on this result, in the present study, an a dditional low-modal non-uniformity was intentionally imposed on the pellet to investigate its influence on the core plasma formation. Experimental res ults showed that Li-like satellite lines from Ar became more intense than t he He-beta resonance line at the later time of implosion. Focusing on this feature, we derive plausible combinations of the electron temperatures and densities of the core plasma by evaluating atomic processes that dominate t he line emissions. We suggest, in comparison with one-dimensional hydro-cod e simulations of the implosion, that the core plasma is quenched probably d ue to hydrodynamic mixing of the cold dense pusher with the hot core, which is initiated by the drive non-uniformity. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. A ll rights reserved.