Preparing for polar-drive ignition on the National Ignition Facility

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McKenty P.W.; Collins T.J.B.; Marozas J.A.; Kessler T.J.; Zuegel J.D.; Shoup M.J.; Craxton R.S.; Marshall F.J.; Shvydky A.; Skupsky S.; Goncharov V.N.; Radha P.B.; Epstein R.; Sangster T.C.; Meyerhofer D.D.; McCrory R.L.; Kilkenny J.D.; Nikroo A.; Hoppe M.L.; MacKinnon A.J.; LePape S.; Marinak M.M.; Schmitt M.J.; Bradley P.A.; Krasheninnikova N.S.; Magelssen G.R.; Murphy T.J.;

The implementation of polar drive (PD) at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) will enable the execution of direct-drive implosions while the facility is configured for x-ray drive. The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), in collaboration with LLNL, LANL and GA, is i... View more
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