Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 63 / Number 2 / March/April 2013 / Pages 296-300
Technical Paper / Selected papers from 20th Target Fabrication Meeting, May 20-24, 2012, Santa Fe, NM, Guest Editor: Robert C. Cook / dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST13-A16353
A neutron generator is developed using 1-mm-diam spherical deuterated polystyrene targets on a rotating disk irradiated with an ultrahigh-intensity (>1018 W/cm2) diode-pumped laser. It consists of a rotating disk supplier, the targets, and a control system to irradiate the targets at 1.25 Hz. We adjusted the laser focus and position on the target to obtain the maximum neutron yield.