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Title The new fast ignitor oriented target area in the Vulcan laser at the CLF
Abstract During the course of 2008 we have conducted an upgrade to one of the short pulse beam lines of the Vulcan laser and one of the target areas the Target Area West, at the Central Laser Facility. The aim of this upgrade was to provide to the plasma physics communities a facility capable to perform fast ignitor oriented experiments. The final specification of that target area will be to provide 500J at 10ps combined with 6 long pulse beams, with a total energy of 1.5 KJ, and another 100J 1ps pulse. Nevertheless, the target area was planned also to be flexible and it will be able to perform dual short pulse interaction, 100 J 1 ps per each beam. Some experiments have been already been conducted in this target area, with different configurations and laser requirements. We present here the state of this new target area and its capabilities.
Organisation CLF , STFC
Keywords Fast Ignitor , Laser Plasma , CPA laser system
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In 2nd International Conference on Ultra-intense Laser Interaction Science, Rome, Italy, 24-29 May 2009, (2010): 35-38. doi:10.1063/1.3326313 2010