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Efficient K alpha emission in high-contrast short-pulse laser-plasma interactions
Author(s): B. Soom; Hong Chen; Barukh Yaakobi; David D. Meyerhofer
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Paper Abstract

Strong K(alpha ) emission is observed from a plasma produced by a high intensity contrast, picosecond, p-polarized laser pulse. The K(alpha ) emission is found to be induced by hot electrons, which have a temperature of around 3 keV and carry up to 20% of the laser energy. Due to the relatively high K(alpha ) yield, small source size, and short duration of emission, a high-peak spectral brightness x-ray source is obtained.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1860, Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications II, (8 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147570
Show Author Affiliations
B. Soom, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Hong Chen, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Barukh Yaakobi, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
David D. Meyerhofer, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1860:
Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications II
Hector A. Baldis, Editor(s)

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