Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 59 / Number 1 / January 2011 / Pages 276-278
Technical Paper / Nineteenth Target Fabrication Meeting
Recent developments of several key issues for fabrication techniques of cone and shell target for the first phase of the Fast Ignition Realization Experiment (FIREX-I) project at the Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, are described in this paper. The most important modification of the target design is a double cone, and a new fabrication technique has been developed. Although the error of assembling the cones is still several microns, the first prototype of a double-cone target with a vacuum gap of 20 m was successfully provided for the preliminary experiment. Additionally, Ti:sapphire laser machining was used to bore a hole in the polystyrene shell.