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Observation of asymmetrically imploded core plasmas with a two-dimensional sampling image x-ray streak camera

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Shiraga, H. ; Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamada-Oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan ; Lee, Myongdok ; Mahigashi, Norimitsu ; Fujioka, Shinsuke
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A shell target with a cone for guiding the heating beam has been proposed for the fast ignition scheme. Implosion of such target is no longer symmetric because of the cone. A fast two-dimensional x-ray imaging technique, two-dimensional (2D) sampling image x-ray streak camera was applied for the first time to observation of the dynamics of implosion and core plasma. X-ray emission image of the plasma was sampled with two-dimensionally distributed image sampling points, streaked with the tube, and the recorded signals were reconstructed as sequential 2D frame images. Shape and movement of the core plasma were clearly observed.

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Review of Scientific Instruments  (Volume:79 ,  Issue: 10 )