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Laser/plasma studies using the terawatt FCM-CPA laser at Toronto
Author(s): F. W. Budnik; G. Kulcsar; Liang Zhao; Robin S. Marjoribanks; Hong Chen; David D. Meyerhofer
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Paper Abstract

The ratio of isoelectronic lines was used to measure the electron temperature of subnanosecond and picosecond plasmas of a range of two-element materials: NaF, Mg-Al alloy, and KCl. Modelling shows that although populations may be far from steady-state in picosecond plasmas, the ratio of isoelectronic lines may be nearly steady-state, simplifying interpretation. Contour plots of the ratios of a number of isoelectronic helium-like line-pairs, suitable for steady-state electron-temperature interpretation, are provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2041, Mode-locked and Other Ultrashort Laser Designs, Amplifiers, and Applications, (5 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.165617
Show Author Affiliations
F. W. Budnik, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
G. Kulcsar, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Liang Zhao, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Robin S. Marjoribanks, Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
Hong Chen, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
David D. Meyerhofer, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2041:
Mode-locked and Other Ultrashort Laser Designs, Amplifiers, and Applications
Michel Piche; Paul W. Pace, Editor(s)

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