Omega Laser Facility Users Group Workshop

26 April–28 April | Rochester, NY


2017 Workshop Agenda (v1)

The primary conference room for our Workshop is the Seminar Room.




2017 APS DPP OLUG Meeting: Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (day and time subject to confirmation)


2018 OLUG Workshop: Wednesday through Friday, 25 through 27 April 2018

WEDNESDAY, 26 April 2017
7:30 AM Registration Begins--East entrance (entrance with the rounded glass front) of LLE  
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast  
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Workshop Opening and Announcements R. Mancini
8:40 AM - 8:45 AM Welcoming Remarks R. L. McCrory
Session Chair, P. Norreys    
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Dynamic Compression of Planetary Materials at Omega and EP T. Duffy
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Systematic Fuel Cavity Asymmetries in Directly Driven ICF Implosions R. Shah
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break  
Session Chair, A. Casner    
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM NNSA Perspective N. Frazier
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM OLUG Election Results M. Koepke
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM Fast-Electron Transport in Warm and Hot Dense Plasmas F. Beg
11:45 PM - 12:00 PM Pictures: All attendees, then student/postdocs  
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch (box lunches) OMEGA and OMEGA EP Tours  
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM Poster Session I: HED Science (East Entrance Lobby)
  Interaction of a Highly Radiative Shock with a Solid Obstacle

T. Michel

  Laboratory Astrophysics: Experiments on Rayleigh-Taylor Instabilities

G. Ribon

  PIC Simulations of Direct Laser Accelerated Electronis from Underdene Plasmas

A. Hussein

  Study of Mg He-like Intercombination Line in Optically Thin Solid Density Plasmas

G. Perez Callego

  Measurements of Shock-Front Structure in Multi-Species Plasmas

H. Rinderknecht

  Characterization of Laser-Driven Deuterium Ions and Their Use for Potential Compact Sources

J. Fernandez Tobias

  Probing Kinetic and Multi-ion Fluid Effects in ICF Implosions Using DT and D3He Reacton Histories on OMEGA

H. Sio

  The Matnetic Recoil Spectrometer for Time-Resolved Neutron Measurements (MRSt) at the NIF

C. E. Parker

  Equation of State Measurements of Warm, Dense, CRF Foam Using Imaging X-Ray Thomson Spectrometer

P. X. Belancourt

  Experimental Design to Understand the Interactions of Stellar Radiation with Molecular Clouds

R. VanDervort

  Magnetized Jet Creation Using a Hollow Ring of Laser Beams

Y. Lu

  Laboratory Photonionized Plasma Experiments

D. Mayes

  Parametric Study of Fast Electron Beam Collimation Using Two Consecutive Lasers

S. Malko

  Implications for Channel Formation in ICF From Observations of mm-Scale Plasmas at OMEGA EP

L. Ceurvorst

  Evolution of Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion (MagLIF) Targets on OMEGA EP

J. A. Fooks

  Measurement of 6He Decay Produced by the 9Be(n,a)6He Reaction

K. Cook

  Advances in the Deployment of Automated and Robot-Assisted Assembly Techniques for Target Fabrication

L. C. Carlson

  Using Rurtherford Backscattering Spectroscopy to Characterize Targets for MTW

B. F. O. F. Stockler

  Reduced Noise UV Enhancement of Etch Rates for Nuclear Tracks in Cr-39

D. Clarkson

  Characterizing Neutron Diagnostics on the nTOF Line at SUNY Geneseo

H. Harrison

  Bulk Etch Rate and Swell Rate of Cr-39

R. Ume



3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Refreshments  
3:45 PM - 5:45 PM Poster Session II: HED Science (East Entrance Lobby)
  Simulations of Laser-Driven Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion

L. Xiao

  Characterization of the Electrical Properties of Contaminated Dielectric Oils for Pulsed Power Research

S. Ramesh

  Recent Developmemnts in Drop Tower Glass Capsule Fabrication and Processing

M. Schoff

  TNSA Heavy Ion Measurements Using the Time-Resolved Tandem Faraday Cup

M. K. Ginnane

  Turbulent Dynamo Amplification of Magnetic Fields in Laser-Produced Plasmas: Simulation and Experiments

P. Tzeferacos

  Studies of Raman Back-Scatter from Uniform Plasma at the MTW Laser

J. D. Sadler

  High-Resolution X-ray spectroscopy for High-Energy-Density Plasmas

B. Kraus

  Electron Plasma Wave Dynamics in Semi-Collisional, Laser-Heated Plasmas

A. Joglekar

  Three-Dimensional X-ray Tracing of the MMI Instrument

D. Cliche

  Experimental Development of Isolectronic Line Ratios in Soft X-ray Absorption as Temperature Diagnostic on Z

T. Lane

  Comparison of Volumetric and Planar Backlighter Geometries for X-ray Thomson Scattering

P. M. Kozlowski

  Studying Accretion Shocks on the OMEGA Laser

R. P. Young

  Measurements of Vortex Merger and Growth Inhibition in a Dual-Mode, Supersonic Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability Experiment

W. C. Wan

  Evidence of Magnetized Shocks on OMEGA with Imaging Thomson Scattering

J. Levesque

  Wavelength and Intensity Dependence of the Standing Wave Mechanism in the Long Wavelength Regime in Producing High-Energy Backwards Electron Beams

G. K. Ngirmang

  Particle-in-Cell Simulations of JHot Electron Generation in Laser Plasma Instabilities in Shock Ignition

J. Li

  Initial Characterization of Solenoid for High-Energy-Density Experimemnts

H. LeFevre

  Shock Front Structure in Low-Density System

R. Hua

  Hot Electron Generation and Spatial Energy Deposition by Infrared Laser at Shock Ignition Relevant Intensity

S. Zhang

  Opacplot2: Enabling Tabulated EoS and Opacity Compatibility for HEDLP Simulations with FLASH Code

J. T. Laune

  Enhanced Lase Plasma Interaction Using Micro-Structured Targets

D. Nasir



6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tutorial: X-ray Imaging at OMEGA

C. Sorce
  Pizza Served  
THURSDAY, 27 April 2017
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast  
Session Chair, K. Flippo    
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Omega Facility Update and Progress on OLUG Recommendations S. Morse
9:15 AM - 11:15 AM Poster Session III: Facility and HED Science (East Entrance Lobby)
  Ultrafast Temporal Diagnostic Upgrade for Improved On-Target Short-Pule Shape Predictions on OMEGA EP

E. Hill

  Characterization of Ultrafast Gated Optical Imagers for the OMEGA Beamlets Diagnostic

J. Katz

  Recent Improvements to the Omega Laser Facility's VISAR and Streaked Optical Pyrometer Diagnostics

A. Sorce

  Development of a Buried Layer Platform at the OMEGA Laser to Study Coronal (non-LTE) Plasmas

E. V. Marley

  A Tomographic Method for Determining the Spatial Structure of MagLIF Plasmas

K. R. Carpenter

  High-Energy Electron Acceleration From Underdense Plasmas Using OMEGA EP

T. Batson

  Preliminary Look at using rhoR Data from WRFs and Bang Time Data From pTOF to Diagnose rhoR and Shell Assymmetry Evolution

N. Kabadi

  Spatio-Spectral Analysis of Accelerated Protons from Sub-Micron Films on the Scarlet Laser Using Liquid Crystals

C. Willis

  Modeling of Fast Electrons and High-Energh Bremsstrahlung Produced from OMEGA EP 1 and 10 ps Ultra-Intense, Short-Pulse Laser-Matter Interactions

T. S. Daykin

  High Repetition Rate Renewable Plasma Mirrors for Contrast Enhancement of Intense Laser Pulses Based on Liquid Crystal Films

A. Zingale

  Proton Imaging of Stochastic Magnetic Fields

A. Bott

  Measurement of Charged Particle Stopping in Warm, Dense Matter Be and B Plasmas at OMEGA

B. Lahmann

  Radiation-Hydrodynamic Simulations of Pre-Plasma Formation for Liquid Targets

J. Smith

  FLASH Simulations of Particle Transport Through Magnetic Turbulence at OMEGA and NIF

S. Feister

  Observation and Modeling of Interspecies Ion Separation in an ICF Implosion via Imaging X-ray Spectroscopy

T. Joshi

  Thin Liquid Sheet Target Capabilities for Ultra-Intense Laser Acceleration of Ions at a kHz Repetition Rate

A. Klim

  Modeling of LLNL's Au-Sphere Experiments on the OMEGA Laser

K. H. Ma

  X-ray and Electron Measurements of Relativistic Magnetic Reconnection in Layered Targets and Preformed Plasmas

P. Campbell

  Layzer-Type Potential Flow Model for Rayleigh-Taylor Instability in Cylindrical Implosions

G. Cearley

  Plasmoid Formation and Particle Acceleration in Laser-Driven Magnetic Reconnection

S. Totorica

  Fabrication and Evolution of Novel Turbulent Dynamics (TDYNO) Targets for OMEGA Experiments

S. A. Muller



10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Break  
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Research and Career Opportunities at the National Labs and LLE  
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch (box lunches) and roundtable discussion with National lab and LLE Scientists  
Session Chair, A. Zylstra    
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Students and Postdocs Town Meeting and Recommendations  
Session Chairs, J. Frenje and M. Wei    
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Discussions of Findings and Recommendations of the Users  
  Breakout Sessions for Focused F and R  
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM Refreshments  
4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Discussion of Findings and Recommendations of the Users

Break-out Sessions for Focused F and R

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Banquet and No Host Reception Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse
FRIDAY, 28 April 2017
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast  
Session Chair, M. Koepke    
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Using Multi-Hohlraum Arrays for Studying the Pillars of Creation D. Martinez
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Poster Awards to Graduate Students and Postdocs M. Gatu-Johnston and C. Sangster
10:00 AM - 10:15 PM Refreshments  
Session Chairs, J. Frenje and M. Wei    
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Discussion of Findings and Recommendations with LLE Management  
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Extended/Informal Discussions Between Students and Postdocs and National Lab and LLE Scientists \
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch (box lunches)  
1:00 PM Workshop adjourns