Laser plasma interaction physics on the LIL facility
1 EA, DAM, DIF, 91297 Arpajon Cedex, France
2 LULI, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, CEA, UPMC, 91128 Palaiseau, France
3 Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY 14623, USA
4 Centre de Physique Théorique, CNRS, École Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France
5 CELIA, Université Bordeaux 1, 33405 Talence Cedex, France
6 Lebedev Physical Institute, 53 Leninskii Prospect, Moscow 119991, Russia
7 University of St. Andrews, Fife KY169ST, Scotland, UK
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Published online: 15 November 2013
We present an overview of the interpretation of laser plasma interaction (LPI) experiments carried out on the LIL facility. These multikilojoule experiments have been done using underdense foam targets at 0.351 μm laser light leading to high temperature and large plasmas. We discuss the interpretation using our different numerical tools: hydrodynamics simulations carried out with the code FCI2 to characterize the plasma, linear gain estimates with the postprocessor Piranah and paraxial simulations with the code HERA.
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