Laser Interaction and Related Plasma Phenomena available in Hardcover
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This 6th International Workshop in the series starting in 1969 was held at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California from 25-29 October, 1982 under the continuing directorship of Heinrich Hora. The co-directorship of the late Helmut Schwarz who helped found the series was assumed by George Miley. Fred Schwirzke served as the local organizer. Following a commemoration for Helmut Schwarz, Heinrich Hora connnented that the long title of the workshop is originally due to Nicholas Bloembergen, who prophetically envisaged that "related plasma phenomena" such as is involved in particle beam fusion is also of enormous interest to the laser connnunity. The en thusiastic response of the workshop advisors and the 82 participants from 11 countries supports the need for a continuation of this work shop-type meeting where an innnediate discussion and documentation of new results and conceptual formulations occurs, a process not possible through the usual journals. The main sponsor of this year's confer ence was the Fusion Studies Laboratory of the University of Illinois. Thanks are also due to the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, and the Department of Theoretical Physics, University of New South Wales. The conference was made feasible by the contributions of the partici pants, and they and their institutions deserve many thanks. Special recognition is due to the Conference Secretary, Chris Stalker (Urbana), as well as to Marie Wesson (Sydney) and to Patricia Vardaro (Monterey).
Table of ContentsI. Lasers and Sources.- Novette, a Short Wavelength Laser-Target Interaction System.- The Antares Facility for Inertial Fusion Experiments Status and Plans.- Interhalogen Lasers.- Review of Nuclear Pumped Lasers.- Nuclear Pumped Lasers Utilizing Radiant Transfer.- Generation of Vacuum Ultraviolet and Extreme Ultraviolet Radiation by Nonlinear Processes with Excimer Lasers.- Resonantly-Pumped Soft X-Ray Lasers Using ICF Drivers.- Multistep Pumping Schemes for Short-Wave Lasers.- Development of a High Power Glass Laser System and Research of X-Ray Generation.- Applications of X-Rays From Laser Produced Plasmas.- II. Laser Interaction with Electrons and Free Electron Lasers.- A Glow Discharge Laser Amplifier and its Relation to the Effect of Quantum Modulation of Electron Beams by Lasers.- A Look at the Free Electron Laser and its Potential.- High Intensity Free Electron Lasers for Inertial Confinement Fusion.- The Lateral Injection Free Electron Laser: Momentum Balance and Axial Shift of Electrons.- III. Interaction Diagnostics.- Laser Interaction and Compression Studies at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.- Laser-Plasma Interaction Experiments and Diagnostics at NRL.- ICF Diagnostics.- Fusion Product Energy Loss Measurements.- The Study of Plasma Turbulence by the Method of Combination Scattering.- X-Ray Shadowgraphy Studies in Laser Implosion Experiments.- New Measurement Techniques Using Tracers Within Laser-Produced Plasmas.- Laser Induced Unipolar Arcing.- Investigation of Highly Ionized Plasma Plumes Generated by CO2 Laser Irradiation of Solid Targets in Strong Axial Magnetic Fields.- Laser Pellet Plasmas for Filling Magnetic Confinement Configurations.- IV. Interaction Dynamics.- Atomic Physics in Inertial Fusion.- Hypothesis for the Quantization of Electrodynamic Parameters in Plasmas Applied to the Equations of Motion.- High Harmonic Generation in High Power Lasers.- Review of Recent Experimental and Theoretical Laser-Plasma Research Carried out at Soreq.- Absorption, Double Layers, and Dynamics at Laser-Plasma Interaction and Pellet Fusion Gains with Reheat.- The State of Ultra-High Intensity Laser Plasma Interaction Research in Australia.- Suprathermal Electron Generation Transport and Deposition in CO2 Laser Irradiated Targets.- Hot Electron Production by Raman Scattering in a Preformed Underdense Plasma.- Scaling of Laser-Plasma Interactions with Laser Wavelength and Plasma Size.- High Frequency Instabilities in Underdense Plasmas Produced by a 0.35µm Laser Beam.- Observations of Parametric Instabilities in Long Scalelength Plasmas.- Recent Advances in Microwave Simulation of Laser-Plasma Interactions.- Self-Consistent Electron Density Profiles in Short Pulse, 1.054µm Laser-Heated Plasmas.- Raman and Brillouin Scattering, Classical Reflection, and Relativity.- Saturation of Stimulated Brillouin Backscatter.- Space and Time Evolution of SBS Ion Waves and Harmonics.- Filamentation Instability in Laser Produced Plasmas.- V. Pellet Fusion.- Critical Elements of High Gain: An Update.- Analysis of Stability and Symmetry Implications for ICF.- Direct Illumination Spherical Target Experiments.- Investigation of Hydrodynamic Stability of High Aspect Ratio Targets in Laser Implosion Experiments.- Thermal Transport Measurements in 1.05µm Laser Irradiation of Spherical Targets.- Uniformity of Energy Deposition for Laser Driven Fusion.- Rayleigh-Taylor Instability and Resulting Failure Modes of Ablatively Imploded Inertial Fusion Targets.- High Density Transition Laser Driven Implosions.- X-Ray Emission Experiments at 1.06µm and 0.35µm.- Laser Implosion Fusion Experiments at Ile Osaka.- Theoretical and Computational Investigation on Implosion Process.- Recent Studies in Electron Transport and Laser Interaction at INRS-ENERGIE.- Instability and Chaos in Some Non-Linear Laser Interaction Mechanisms.- Progress Toward Direct Drive Laser Fusion.- VI. Ion Beam Fusion.- Historical Remarks on Beam Fusion.- Advances in ICF Using Light Ion Beams.- Status of Light Ion Inertial Fusion Research at NRL.- Inertial Confinement Fusion by Light Ion Beam.- Space Time Focused Light Plasma Beams for ICF Fusion.- Ion Beam Interactions with ICF Targets.- Ions Stopping in ICF Plasmas.- VII Reactors.- ICF Reactor Using a 3He-Aflint Tritium Self-Sufficient Target.- Conceptual Design of ICF Reactor Senri, Part II Advances in Design and Pellet Gain Scaling.- VIII. High Acceleration of Charged Particles.- Electron (and Positron) Acceleration with Lasers.- High Energy Particle Acceleration by a Laser Beatwave.- GeV Ions From Laser Produced Plasmas.- Relativistic Electromagnetic Waves in an Electron-Ion Plasma.- Attendees.- Author Index.