American Journal of Applied Sciences

Laser Interaction and Related Plasma Phenomena

Frederick Osman, Peter Evans, Peter Toups, Heinrich Hora, Sebastian Glovacz and Slawomir

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2005.403.409

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 2, Issue 1

Pages 403-409

Abstract

Computations are to be performed using the laser driven inertial fusion energy option based on volume ignition with the natural adiabatic self-similarity compression and expansion hydrodynamics [1]. The numerical work includes the establishing of a multi-branch reaction code to be used for simultaneous fusion reactions of D-D, D-T D-He3 and mutual nuclear reaction products. This will permit the studies of neutron lean reactions as well as tritium-rich cases. The D-T reactions will stress the recent new results on one step laser fusion [2] as an alternative to the two-step fast ignitor scheme whose difficulties with new physics phenomena at petawatt laser interaction are more and more evident [3].

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© 2005 Frederick Osman, Peter Evans, Peter Toups, Heinrich Hora, Sebastian Glovacz and Slawomir . This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.