Comparison of genetic-algorithm and emissivity-ratio analyses of image data from OMEGA implosion cores

Nagayama, T.; Mancini, R. C.; Florido, R.; Tommasini, R.; Koch, J. A.; Delettrez, J. A.; Regan, S. P.; Smalyuk, V. A.; Welser-Sherrill, L. A.; Golovkin, I. E.
October 2008
Review of Scientific Instruments;Oct2008, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p10E921
Academic Journal
Detailed analysis of x-ray narrow-band images from argon-doped deuterium-filled inertial confinement fusion implosion experiments yields information about the temperature spatial structure in the core at the collapse of the implosion. We discuss the analysis of direct-drive implosion experiments at OMEGA, in which multiple narrow-band images were recorded with a multimonochromatic x-ray imaging instrument. The temperature spatial structure is investigated by using the sensitivity of the Lyβ/Heβ line emissivity ratio to the temperature. Three analysis methods that consider the argon Heβ and Lyβ image data are discussed and the results compared. The methods are based on a ratio of image intensities, ratio of Abel-inverted emissivities, and a search and reconstruction technique driven by a Pareto genetic algorithm.


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