Numerical simulation of magnetized jet creation using a hollow ring of laser beams

Y. Lu, P. Tzeferacos, E. Liang, R. K. Follett, L. Gao, A. Birkel, D. H. Froula, W. Fu, H. Ji, D. Lamb, C. K. Li, H. Sio, R. Petrasso, M. S. Wei

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Three dimensional FLASH magneto-hydrodynamic modeling is carried out to interpret the OMEGA laser experiments of strongly magnetized, highly collimated jets driven by a ring of 20 OMEGA beams. The predicted optical Thomson scattering spectra and proton images are in good agreement with a subset of the experimental data. Magnetic fields generated via the Biermann battery term are amplified at the boundary between the core and the surrounding of the jet. The simulation predicts multiple axially aligned magnetic flux ropes with an alternating poloidal component. Future applications of the hollow ring configuration in laboratory astrophysics are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number022902
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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