In this Review Article, we discuss a range of soft x-ray power diagnostics at inertial confinement fusion (ICF) and pulsed-power fusion facilities. This Review Article describes current hardware and analysis approaches and covers the following methods: x-ray diode arrays, bolometers, transmission grating spectrometers, and associated crystal spectrometers. These systems are fundamental for the diagnosis of ICF experiments, providing a wide range of critical parameters for the evaluation of fusion performance.
Soft x-ray power diagnostics for fusion experiments at NIF, Omega, and Z facilities
Note: Paper published as part of the Special Topic on Diagnostics for Inertial Confinement Fusion.
M. S. Rubery, G. E. Kemp, M. C. Jones, N. Pelepchan, W. C. Stolte, J. Heinmiller; Soft x-ray power diagnostics for fusion experiments at NIF, Omega, and Z facilities. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1 March 2023; 94 (3): 031101. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0131949
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