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Memorias de investigación
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Relativistic hole boring and fast ion ignition with ultra-intense laser pulses
Research Areas
  • Physics & space science
An analytical model and numerical simulations demonstrate that pulses with intensities exceeding 1022 W/cm2 may penetrate deeply into the plasma and accelerate efficiently ions in the forward direction. We propose a new scheme for fast ignition of precompressed DT fusion targets by using two laser pulses. The first pulse (or a sequence of several pulses) creates a channel with diameter ~ 30¿m through the plasma corona up to the fuel density ~ 1 g/cm3. The second pulse with a higher intensity accelerates the deuterium and tritium ions at the head of this channel. The overall ignition energy is ~ 100 kJ.
IOP Science
J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 244 022069 doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/244/2/022069
Publication type
  • Autor: V T Tikhonchuk (Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications, Université Bordeaux 1, Talence, France )
  • Participante: et. al.
  • Autor: Mauro Temporal (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Fusión Inercial y Física de Plasmas
  • Departamento: Física Aplicada a la Ingeniería Aeronáutica
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)