Saturation of the Rayleigh-Taylor growth of broad-bandwidth laser-imposed nonuniformities in planar targets

V. A. Smalyuk, T. R. Boehly, D. K. Bradley, V. N. Goncharov, J. A. Delettrez, J. P. Knauer, D. D. Meyerhofer, Dan Oron, D. Shvarts

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Abstract

The Rayleigh-Taylor evolution of 3D broadband perturbations seeded by 351-nm laser nonuniformities was measured in accelerated planar targets using x-ray radiography at ∼1.3 keV. Fourier analysis shows that the pertubations evolve to longer wavelengths with shorter wavelengths saturating. The saturation amplitudes and rates of growth of 3D features are consistent with the predictions of Haan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5342-5345
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume81
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 1998

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    Smalyuk, V. A., Boehly, T. R., Bradley, D. K., Goncharov, V. N., Delettrez, J. A., Knauer, J. P., Meyerhofer, D. D., Oron, D., & Shvarts, D. (1998). Saturation of the Rayleigh-Taylor growth of broad-bandwidth laser-imposed nonuniformities in planar targets. Physical Review Letters, 81(24), 5342-5345.