Analysis of Stability and Symmetry Implications for ICF.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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Pellet gains in excess of 100 will probably be necessary for most applications of inertial fusion. In order to achieve these high gains a number of critical physics elements must be controlled. These include 1 high coupling efficiency, 2 low fuel preheat, 3 implosion symmetry, 4 implosion stability ablation pressure and 5 an ignition scheme. These factors interact with each other providing conflicting requirements. The purpose of this paper is to report on the theoretical and computational work that has been carried out in connection with the experimental work at NRL in evaluating the design constraints that are imposed primarily by the symmetry and stability requirements on directly driven laser fusion targets.
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