Laser fusion simulations are carried out for DT and D- He pellets by using a
hydrodynamic code including heating from all charged reaction products and
neutrons. It is shown that the inclusion of the side reactions and heating from all
reaction products in the fuel pellets have an appreciable effect on the plasma
temperature, the ICF drive energy requirement, fusion gain and the ignition
conditions. The total input energy is decreased and the burn efficiency and total gain
are increased compared to the results of simple volume ignition calculations