Omega Laser Facility Users Group Workshop

25 April–27 April | Rochester, NY


2018 Workshop Agenda (v1)

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




2018 APS DPP OLUG Meeting: Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 6 to 7 PM (note: day/time subject to confirmation)

2019 OLUG Workshop: Wednesday through Friday, 24 through 26 April 2019

WEDNESDAY, 25 April 2018
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 - 8:50 AM Workshop Opening and a Recognition R. Mancini
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Welcoming Remarks C. Sangster, LLE
Session Chair, E. Merritt, LANL    
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Relativistic Electrons and Strong Magnetic Fields from High Intensity Laser Plasma Interaction Experiments using OMEGA EP K. Krushelnick, UMich
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM Exploring HED Physics, ICF Dynamics, and Laboratory Astrophysics with ultiple Mono-Energetic Particle Radiography at OMEGA C. Li, MIT
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Break  
Session Chair, P. Tzeferacos, UChicago    
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM NNSA Perspective N. Frazier, NNSA
11:00 AM - 11:45 PM Successful Letters: An Editor's Perspective S. Dalena, APS/PRL
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)
  A Phoswich Detector System to Measure Sub-Second Half-Lives using ICF Reactions

K. Cook

  Laser and Pulsed Power X-ray Backlighters for Electron Density Imaging with a Talbot-Lau X-ray Defletometer

M. P. Valdiva

  Shock-driven Discrete Vortex Evolution on a High-Atwood Number Oblique Interface

A. Rasmus

  Hot Electrons and X-ray Generation at ARC-like Condition

J. Williams

  Experiments to Understand the Interaction of Stellar Radiation with Molecular Clouds

R. Van Dervort

  Determination of Ion-electron Equilibration Rate Through Measurements of Ion Stopping Power Below the Bragg Peak on OMEGA

P. Adrian

  Generating a Highly Radiative Shock in the Laboratory

B. Albertazzi

  Kelvin-Helmholtz Evolution in Subsonic Cold Streams Feeding Galaxies

A. Angulo

  Assessment of Gradient Effects on Soft X-ray Spectral Measurements on the Z Machine

C. Beatty

  Equation of State Measurements of Shocked Carbon Foam on OMEGA EP

P. Belancourt

  PEaLine: An Open Source Python Solver for Linear Reconstruction of Magnetic Fields from Proton Radiographs

A. Bogale

  Proton Radiography of Highly Asymmetric Laser-Driven Magnetic Reconnection

P. Campbell

  Temperature Distribution and Heat Flow in Laser Heating Experiments Relevant for MagLIF

K. Carpenter

  Radiation Interactng with Media of Varying Opacity

G. Cearley

  Laboratory Observation of Stochastic Particle Diffusion in a Turbulent Plasma

L. Chen

  Particle Acceleration in Magnetic Reconnection Using Laser-powered Capacitor Coils

A. Chien

  Investigating Spectroscopic Signaturtes of Fuel/Shell Mixing at OMEGA using xRAGE

D. Cliche

  Scaling a Galactic Cold Stream to an Omega EP Laboratory Experiment

S. Coffing

  Phase Transitions in SnO2 Under Dynamic Ramp Compression

K. Donghoon

  Hydrodynamic Instabilities in an Oblique Interface: Experiments and Simulations

E. Douglass-Mann

  Characterization of Cylindrically Imploded Magnetized Plasma by Spectroscopy and Proton Probing

M. Dozieres

  Experiments of the Rayleigh-Taylor Instability in the Highly Nonlinear Stage and Dependence on Atwood Number L. Elgin
  Hydrodynamic Instabilities at an Oblique Interface: Experiments and Simulations

C. Fiedler-Kawaguchi

  Advances in Laser Micromachining of Image Forming Components for X-ray Diagnostics H. Abu-Shawared
  The Revolver Direct-drive Ignition Concept: Ignition Platform and Burning Plasma Testbed M. Schmitt
  Analysis of Trends in Direct-drive Cryogenic Experiments on OMEGA Using Reconstruction of the Implosion Core and Extrapolation to NIF Energy A. Bose
  Development and Demonstration of the xRAGE ICF Validation Suite B. Wilson
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Refreshments  
3:45 PM - 5:45 PM Poster Session II: HED Science (East Entrance Lobby)
  Enhancements to the Low-Energy Ion Facility at SUNY Geneseo

Z. Barfield

  Using Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy to Characterize Targets for MTW

G. M. Brown

  EBT-XD Radiochromic Film Sensitivity Calibrations Using X-rays and :roton Beams

B. F. Stockler

  Accelerating CR-39 Track Detector Processing by Utilizing UV

J. Sparling

  Determining Light Decay Curves in a Plastic Scintillator Using cosmic Ray Muons

S. Padalino

  Characterizing ICF Neutron Diagnostics on the nTOF Line at SUNY Geneseo

S. Padalino

  Compensation for Self-Focusing on OMEGA EP by the Use of Frequency Conversion

N. Bose

  Characterization and Detection of the Deterioration of Electrial Connectors in a Flash-lamp System

M. Cornelius

  First Measurement of Strong Collisional Plasma Shock Formation

H. Rinderknecht

  Exploring the Charge and Mass Dependence of Strong Shock Energy Coupling in Kinetic DT Exploding Pushers at Omega

N. Kabadi

  FLASH MHD Simulations of LMJ Experiments that Study Compressible Magnetized Turbulence and Turbulent Dynamo

B. Khiar

  Boltzmann Plot Techniques for Infering Electron Temperature of HED Plasma

P. Kozlowski

  Investigating Multi-element Stark Broadening Effects

T. Lane

  Problem Solver: A Nonlinear Proton Radiography Reconstruction Algorithm Implemented in Phyton

J. Laune

  A Preliminary Experimental Design for Observing Photoionization Fronts on the Omega 60 Laser

J. Le Fevre

  Measuring Across Shock Fronts Using the Imaging Thomson Scattering Diagnostic

J. Levesque

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

J. Li

  Magnetized Jet Creation Using a Hollow Ring of Laser Beams

Y. Lu

  Measurement of Ion Stopping Power in Warm Dense Matter Plasmas at OMEGA

B. Lahmann

  Simulation of Radiative Shocktube Experiments with X-ray Thomson Scattering Measurements on NIF

K. Ma

  Experimental Simulation of Accretion Shocks in Magnetic Cataclysmic Variables

P. Mabey

  Raman Amplification in the Ultraviolet Regime M. Mayr
  A Photoionized Plasma Experiment for OMEGA EP

D. Mayes

  Progress of GDP Capsule Fabrication Towards 100 Gbar Specifications R. Luo
  Modeling of LANL Hydrodynamic Experiments on OMEGA 60 and OMEGA EP C. Di Stefano
  Potential Experiments to Diagnose Deceleration Phase Self-generated Magnetic Fields C. Walsh
  SPECT3D: Imaging and Spectral Analysis Package I. Golovkin
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Optical Diagnostics at OMEGA

C. Sorce, LLE
  Pizza Served  
THURSDAY, 26 April 2018
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast  
Session Chair, J. Frenje, MIT    
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM OLUG Election Results M. Koepke, WVU
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Omega Facility Update and Progress on OLUG Recommendations S. Morse, LLE
9:30 AM - 1130 AM Poster Session III: Facility and HED Science (East Entrance Lobby)
  Use of CAD for Real-time Target-position Guidance and Geometry Validation

G. Pien

  Fielding of a Gas Jet on OMEGA and OMEGA EP

D. Mastrosimone

  High-Stability Sub-10ps Fourth-harmonic Probe Seed Source

R. Brown

  On-shot Focal-spot Characterization in the OMEGA Target Chamber

L. Waxer

  Power Balance on a Multi-beam Laser

S. Sampat

  A New Spectrally Tunable Narrow-band Front-end Source for Cross-beam Energy Tranasfer Mitigation Experiments

A. Consentino

  Development of a Tunable UV Capability for Cross-beam Energy Transfer Mitigation Studies in the OMEGA Target Chamber

J. Kwiatkowski

  A Model for Producing High Energy Quasi-monoenergetic Proton Spectra from Collisionless Electrostatic Shocks

A. Savin

  Diagnosing Fuel Areal Density in Cryogenic DT Implosions at OMEGA Using Knock-o Deuteron Spectra

R. Simpson

  Time Evolution of Ion Species Separation in Hydrodynamic-like Shock-driven Implosions

H. Sio

  Expectations for Density Peaks in Ponderomotive Steepenng from Particle-in-Cell Simulations

J. Smith

  Prediction and Analysis of Proton Radiographs

B. Spiers

  Extension of Proton Backlighter Platform to Three Probe Particles by Using D+T+3He-filled Capsules

G. Sutcliffe

  Laser Interferometry of Photoionized Plasma Experiments Using Gas Jets

K. Swanson

  A Vorticity Model for Blast Induced Rayleigh-Taylor Growth

M. Wadas

  Machine Learning Approaches to 3D Plasma Imaging

R. Wang

  Scaling Arguments for Magnetically Affected Shock Experiments

R. Young

  Hot Electron Generation from Multi-kilojoule Shock Ignition Relevant High-intensity IR and UV Lasers

S. Zhang

  Renewable Liquid Crystal Films for High Repetition Rate Contrast Enhancement of Petawatt Laser Pulses

A. Zingale

  Influence of Plasma Density on the Generation of 100 MeV Electrons via Direct Laser Acceleration

A. Hussein


Study of  Mg He-like Interconbination Line in Opatically Thin, Solid Density Plasmas

G. Perez-Callejo

  Generatipn of Collisionless Shocks and the Associated Electric Field at Shock Front in Low Density Gas System R. Hua
  Offline Component Testing and Development for the Magnetic Recoil Spectrometer for Time-resolved neutron Measurements (MRSt) Using the MIT-HEDP Accelerator Facility, OMEGA, and the NIF

C. Parker

  Understanding the Role of Incidence Angle in PDD B. Scheiner
  VISRAD: 3D Target Design and Radiation Simulation Code J. Sebald
  The Shock Response of Energetic Materials Undergoing Reaction M. Gregor
  Turbulent Dynamo Amplification of Magnetic Fields in Laser-produced Plasmas: Simulation and Experiments P. Tzeferacos
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Break  
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM Lunch (box lunches) and roundtable discussion with on Careers in HED Science  
Session Chair, S. Ali, LLNL    
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Students and Postdocs Panel Discussion and Recommendations  
Session Chairs, M. Gatu-Johnson, MIT, and C. Huntington, LLNL    
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Discussions of Findings and Recommendations of the Users  
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM Refreshments  
4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Discussion of Findings and Recommendations of the Users

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Banquet and No Host Reception Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse
FRIDAY, 27 April 2018
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast  
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM LLE Director Remarks E. M. Campbell, LLE
Session Chair, M. Koepke, WVU    
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Turbulent Magnification and Dynamics of Magnetic Fields in Laser-Produced Plasmas A. Bott, Oxford U
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Opacity Experiments: From OMEGA to the NIF R. Heeter, LLNL
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Poster Awards to Graduate Students and Postdocs M. Wei, GA, and J. Knauer, LLE
10:30 AM - 10:45 PM Refreshments  
Session Chairs, M. Gatu-Johnson, MIT, and C. Huntington, LLNL    
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Discussion of Findings and Recommendations with LLE Management  
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch (box lunches)  
1:00 PM Workshop adjourns