This volume provides a broad overview in the increasingly important field of laser-plasma interactions. With the growth of research into fusion much international effort is being devoted to the problems of inertial confinement. This collection of lectures provides the novice researcher with the context in which current research papers can be understood.
Laser Plasma Interactions 5 is one of the first publications to include recently declassified results from the United States inertial confinement fusion research program and as such is an indispensable reference for those wishing to find out about this previously inaccessible research.
Presented by 14 speakers of international repute, the emphasis throughout the volume is on inertial confinement fusion. Topics also covered include plasma radiation and transport processes, diagnostic measurements, dense plasmas, high power lasers and X-ray lasers.
Table of Contents
1. Inertial confinement fusion 2. Laser plasma interactions in Hohlraums 3. X-ray driven implosions in laser heated Hohlraums 4. Laser-induced radiation hydrodynamics and x-ray generation 5. Hydrodynamic instabilities in inertial confinement fusion 6. Transport in laser-produced plasmas 7. Atomic and radiation physics of hot dense plasmas 8. Nuclear measurements of ICF implosions 9. Cryogenic targets for inertial confinement fusion 10. The technology of target fabrication for ICF 11. Theory of short pulse interaction 12. Femtosecond and subpicosecond ultra-intense lasers 13. X-ray lasers 14. Generation of relativistic plasma waves by intense radiation