2014 Volume 9 Pages 1404118
Implosion and heating experiments with the scheme of fast ignition (FI) have been performed on Gekko-XII and LFEX laser platform at the Institute of Laser Engineering in Osaka University. A cone-guided CD-shell has been used as a base-line target for the fast ignition realization. The information about energy transfer from LFEX petawatt (PW) laser is quantitatively studied with an absolute Kα diagnostics and a fast electron trajectory simulation. The transfer efficiency (ηTE) is estimated for a planar interaction as a reference and for several types of guiding-cone. As a general trend, the guiding-cone enhanced the ηTE by a factor of 3 comparing with the planar case.