High Power Laser Science and Engineering

After the record of fusion yield being achieved on NIF at LLNL, it's now a good time to organize a special on Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) so the community can hear the latest theories and technologies related to ICF. This special issue will be published on High Power Laser Science and Engineering (HPL).


The topics of this special issue are, but not limited to:


  • physics of inertial confinement fusion including direct drive & indirect drive;
  • alternative ignition schemes including fast ignition, shock ignition and alternative heating schemes;
  • ICF related fundamental physics including atomic physics, plasma physics, high field physics;
  • ICF Facilities, targetry & diagnostic techniques;
  • new technologies that will be required in a future fusion reactor.

The editors believe this special issue will reflect on the progress made in inertial confinement fusion research world-wide to date. We invite papers describing researches that are related to ICF and encourage submissions of papers of different types (research articles, review papers, letters, perspectives).


Guest Editors


John Kline, LANL, USA

Jianqiang Zhu, SIOM, China

Leonida Gizzi, CNR-INO, Italy

Robbie Scott, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK


Submission deadline: 31 January 2022. Manuscripts should be submitted via the online submission system at: http://mc03.manuscriptcentral.com/clp-hpl. Please select “Special Issue on ICF” from the drop-down menu under “Manuscript Type” when submitting manuscript.


HPL is an open access journal co-published by Chinese Laser Press and Cambridge University Press. It seeks to uncover the underlying science and engineering in the fields of high energy density physics, high power lasers, advanced laser technology and applications, and laser components. Articles in HPL are freely available to all readers worldwide via journals.cambridge.org/hpl & researching.cn/hpl.