Omega Laser Facility Users Group Workshop

24–26 April 2019 | Rochester, NY

Agenda for the 11th Annual OMEGA Laser Users Workshop

 
WEDNESDAY, 24 April 2019
7:30 - 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast  
8:30 - 8:40 Workshop opening Mark Koepke, WV Univ
8:40 - 9:00 Welcome and LLE Director remarks Mike Campbell, LLE
Session Chair: Petros Tzeferacos, U. Chicago
9:00 - 9:45 NNSA Center for Advanced Nuclear Diagnostics and Platforms for ICF and HED Physics at Omega, NIF, and Z Rich Petrasso, MIT
9:45 - 10:30 NNSA Multi-University Center for Pulsed-Power-Driven HED Science Sander Lavine, Cornell
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
Session Chair: Liz Merritt, LANL
10:45 - 11:00 NNSA perspective Sara Wilk, NNSA-HQ
11:00 - 11:15 Update on Division of Plasma Physics Community Planning Process Carolyn Kuranz, U. Michigan
11:15 - 12:00 University of Texas at Austin Center for Astrophysical Plasma Properties Don Winget,
UTexas-Austin
Center for Astrophysical
Plasma Properties
12:00 - 12:15 Workshop picture  
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch, OMEGA and OMEGA EP tours  
13:45 - 15:45
Poster Session 1: ICF Science
Presenter Title
Zhang

Hot electron generation and pump-depletion in shock ignition conditions

Cook

Measuring Low Energy Nuclear Cross Sections using ICF

Fan

Three-Dimensional Fabrication and Imaging of Fuel Target Structures with Nanoscale Resolutions for Inertial Confinement Fusion

Bose

Exploring the effects of externally imposed B-field on shock-driven implosions

Dozieres

Emission spectroscopy characterization of an imploded cylindrical plasma

Kawahito

Multi-stage simulations of electron transport dynamics in magnetized, imploded cylindrical plasma

Mohamed

Wave-Function Amplitude Analysis of the 5He Resonance in the TT Neutron Spectrum

Padalino

Production of 41Ar To Be Used to Simulate Expanding Atomic Gas Following ICF Implosion

Springstead

Solid Cherenkov Detector for Studying Nucleosynthesis in ICF

Kabad

Observations of Kinetic and Multi-ion effects in DT and D3He implosions relevant to NIF ICF shock phase

Lu

Characterizing shock and shear-flow generated magnetic field for ICF relevant configurations

Valdivia

Three Talbot-Lau X-ray Deflectometer: A refraction-based electron density diagnostic for HED experiments

Pearcy

Characterization of Electromagnetic Fields and Plasma Instabilities in Laser-Driven Hohlraums

Pellone

Number dependence of secondary vorticity in the Richtmyer Meshkov instability

Pérez-Callejo

Characterizing optical depth effects in cylindrical plasmas for density diagnostics in ICF plasmas

Simpson

Diagnosing fuel areal-density asymmetries in cryogenic deuterium-tritium implosions at OMEGA using knock-on deuteron spectra

Spiers

Interactions of Crossing Laser Pulses in Plasma with Applications to Auxiliary Heating

Sutcliffe

A new multi mono-energetic charged-particle backlighting platform for the NIF and OMEGA

Klein

High-energy-density Targets Fabricated by The University of Michigan

Feister

Experimental 3D Measurements of Laser-Produced Biermann Battery Fields and Comparison with FLASH Simulations

Reyes

Variable High-Order Shock Capturing with GP-WENO in the FLASH Code

Aghaian

Drop Tower Glasses Versus Hoppe Glasses

 
15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break  
16:00 - 18:00
Poster Session 2: HED Science
Presenter Title
Angulo

Observations of the Kelvin-Helmholtz evolution on a cylindrical target on Omega-EP

Ceurvorst

Dependence on initial conditions for the highly nonlinear ablative Rayleigh-Taylor instability at the National Ignition Facility

Kawaguchi

Using the BIE to study Rayleigh-Taylor growth rates in laser-driven implosions

Heuer

Studying Magnetospheric Collisionless Beam Instabilities and ULF Waves in the laboratory

Campbell

Proton radiography of a highly asymmetric laser-driven reconnection geometry

Carpenter

Simulation, experiment comparison of laser heating in magnetized plasmas

Higginson

Raman scattering and a proposed mitigation strategy using external magnetic fields on the Titan laser

Johnson

Weibel Mediated Collisionless Shocks Generated by Supersonic Plasma Flows on OMEGA

Tzeferacos

An experimental analogue of ultra-high energy cosmic rays

LeFevre

An absorption spectroscopy platform to measure photoionization fronts on the Omega 60 laser

Levesque

Studying Magnetized Bow Shocks Using the OMEGA Laser

Mayes

X-ray emission measurements from a photoionized plasma experiment at OMEGA EP

Swanson

Two-color Interferometry and Multicolor Shadowgraphy of Photoionized Supersonic Gas Jets

Russell

Interaction of relativistic magnetized plasmas with obstacles

Righi

Probing the Strength of Iron at Ultra-High Pressures and Strain Rates

VanDervort

Experiments relevant to understanding the interaction of stellar radiation with molecular clouds

Schaeffer

Turbulent Transport in Magnetized HED Plasmas

Wadas

Evolution of perturbed interfaces subjected large rarefactions

J. Kim

Acceleration of protons and electrons from high energy, kilojoule, and multi-ps laser pulses

Undergraduate Student Posters
Brown

Synchronizing Data Acquisition Between Multiple Detectors for High-Repetition-Rate Proton Acceleration Experiments

Seligman

Target Chamber Computers: Using "Raspberry Pi" and "Microcontroller-Based Data Acquisition" in High-Repetition-Rate Laser Experiments

High School Student Posters
Glance

Using Palladium Hydride to Fill Inertial Confinement Fusion Targets

Sharma

Optimization of Cone-in-Shell Targets for an X-ray Backlighter on the National Ignition Facility

 
Tutorial
18:00 - 20:00 Performing Omega Experiments with Non-Standard Targets (pizza and soft drinks will be served) Jonathan Peebles, Ryan Rygg, Aaron Hansen, Dino Mastrosimone, Mike Krieger, and Chuck Sorce, LLE
THURSDAY, 25 April 2019
7:30 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast  
Session Chair: Johan Frenje, MIT
8:30 - 8:40 OLUG election results Johan Frenje, MIT
8:40 - 9:30 OMEGA Facility Update and Progress on OLUG Recommendations Sam Morse, LLE
9:30 - 9:45 MTW-OPAL Jake Bromage, LLE
9:45 - 10:00 Summary of the EP OPAL Proposal Workshop Hans Rinderknecht, LLE
10:00 - 12:00
Poster Session 3: Materials, Diagnostics, and Applications
(coffee will be served at 10:00, during poster session)
Presenter Title
Golovkin

SPECT3D, Imaging and Spectral Analysis Package

Sebald

VISRAD, 3-D Target Design and Radiation Simulation Code

Gonzalez

Overview of Laser Machining & Assembly Capabilities at General Atomics

Khiar

Extending the non-ideal MHD capabilities of the FLASH code

Schoenfeld

Simulation and measurement of radiation temperature for a long duration x-ray source with VISAR

Cliché

Synthesizing MMI data using a 3D raytracing model

Ma

Thermal transport modeling of laser-irradiated low-Z spheres in HYDRA

Belancourt

Void Closure in Porous Materials Traversed by Strong Shocks

Cearley

Modeling Radiative Heat Front Propagation in Optically Thick Materials Using Self-Similarity

D. Kim

Dynamic Compression of Planetary Materials at Omega

Bailly-Grandvaux

Relativistic electron beam transport through cold and shock-heated vitreous and diamond carbon samples

Boya Li

Shock compression of covalently bonded planetary materials

Kelso

Proton Radiography Utilizing MCNP

Sandberg

Optimized shielding design for the Magnetic Recoil Spectrometer time (MRSt) on the NIF

Mandanas

Characterizing Photoflash Curves in Scintillators using Cosmic Ray Muons

Marshall

Exploring Chemical Reaction and the Equation of State of Energetic Materials at High-Energy-Density Conditions

Chien

Particle Acceleration in Magnetic Reconnection Using Laser-Powered Capacitor Coils

Chou

The impact of electron heating on laser-plasma ion acceleration

Poole

Plasma instability control for high fluence continuum x-ray source

Lu

Magnetized plasma jet creation using a ring of OMEGA laser beams

Barczys

Advancements in pulse shaping on OMEGA EP

Bauer

Comparison of On-Shot, In-Tank, and Equivalent-Target-Plane Measurements of the OMEGA Laser System Focal Spot

Sorce

Recent Upgrades to the Omega Laser Facility's VISAR and SOP Diagnostics

 
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch, OMEGA and OMEGA EP tours  
Session Chair: Michelle Marshall, LLNL
13:30 - 14:30 Student and postdoc panel discussion and recommendations  
Session Chairs: Maria Gatu-Johnson, MIT and Liz Merritt, LANL
14:30 - 16:00 Discussions of Findings and Recommendations of the users  
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break  
16:15 - 18:00 Discussions of Findings and Recommendations of the users  
19:00 - 22:00 Workshop dinner at Delmonico's  
Friday, 26 April 2019
7:30 - 8:30 Continental Breakfast  
Session Chair: Alexis Casner, CEA France
8:30 - 9:15 NNSA Center for Matters under Extreme Conditions Farhat Beg, UCSD
9:15 - 10:00 NNSA Center for Laboratory Astrophysics Carolyn Kuranz, UMich
10:00 - 10:30 Poster awards to graduate students and postdocs Petros Tzeferacos,
U. Chicago and
Jim Knauer, LLE
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break  
Session Chairs: Maria Gatu-Johnson, MIT and Liz Merritt, LANL
10:45 - 12:00 Discussion of Findings and Recommendations with LLE management  
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch  
13:00 Workshop adjourns  
Future Dates
2019 APS-DPP OLUG meeting, Ft. Lauderdale: 22 October 2019, Tuesday 17:00 to 18:30 (day/time to be confirmed)
2020 OLUG Workshop: Wednesday - Friday, 22 - 24 April 2020