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Extreme-ultraviolet Schlieren imaging of the conduction zone of a laser-produced plasma
Author(s): Rene Benattar; Phillipp Ney
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Paper Abstract

We present calculations on X-UV refraction through a laser-created plasma. We propose to study the overcritical zones of a laser-created plasma on plane target. The work consists in probing the laser created plasma by an X-UV radiation (100 - 200 angstrom) and in deducing the refraction through the plasma of a collimated probe beam. Experiment images can demonstrate how inhomogeneities in laser deposition propagate to the ablation front of the laser plasma. The use of computer simulations to reproduce the X-UV images can characterize completely the plasma i.e., its density and its temperature profiles inside the probed layer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2015, Applications of Laser Plasma Radiation, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167995
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Rene Benattar, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Phillipp Ney, Ecole Polytechnique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2015:
Applications of Laser Plasma Radiation
Martin C. Richardson, Editor(s)

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