Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations / 2014 / Article / Fig 2

Review Article

Review on Recent Developments in Laser Driven Inertial Fusion

Figure 2

Laser interaction with a target, (a) if the laser pulse produced a plasma plume in front of the target by a prepulse causing shrinking of the beam to less than one wave length diameter due to relativistic self-focusing and (b) avoiding the prepulse for plane geometry interaction within the skin layer.