Numerical simulations of the HiPER baseline target
Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications, Université Bordeaux 1, CNRS, CEA, Université Bordeaux 1, 351 cours de la Libération, 33405 Talence, France
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The European High Power laser Energy Research (HiPER) project aims at demonstrating the feasibility of high gain inertial confinement fusion (ICF) using the fast ignitor approach. A baseline target has been recently developed by Atzeni et al. [Phys. Plasmas 14, 052702 (2007)]. The radiative transport have a minor effect on the peak areal density but decreased by 20% the peak density. We have found that with 95 kJ of absorbed laser energy one can assemble the fuel with a peak density around 500 g/cm3 and a peak areal density of 1.2 g/cm2. This implies a total target gain of about 60.
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