Speaker - Eyal Feigenbaum , National Ignition Facility and Photon Science, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore

 Wednesday Dec 19th , 2019, 13:00-14:00

Light refreshments and drinks will be served at 12:30

Holcblat Hall (007) at  Shenkar building of Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel-Aviv University

In this presentation, I will briefly introduce the National Ignition Facility (NIF) and the light-matter interaction research effort advancing the energetics of such systems.

I will go in more depth into few examples of experiments and modeling studies designed to better understand the underlying mechanisms of defects created when the energetic laser meets the optics: surface particulates leading to damage formation and the resulting light scattering, and bulk filaments resulting from self-focusing.