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X-ray generation from Nd laser-irradiated gas puff targets
Author(s): Henryk Fiedorowicz; Andrzej Bartnik; Zbigniew Patron; Piotr Parys
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the first experimental investigations of soft x-ray generation from Nd laser- irradiated gas puff targets. The gas puff targets were made by the pulsed injection of gas (SF6 or Kr) into a vacuum chamber. To irradiate the gas puff targets a Nd-glass laser was used, which generated 1-ns pulses of up to 15 J in energy. The gas flow was initiated by a fast solenoid valve synchronized with a laser pulse. Spatial, spectral and temporal measurements show that intense soft x-ray emission from the laser-irradiated gas puff targets is produced. Using the presented technique one can obtain a new type of a laser plasma x-ray source (LPXS), which has some advantages over LPXS with a solid target, such as reproducibility of target conditions and no sputtering by target debris produced in the laser plasma.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2015, Applications of Laser Plasma Radiation, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168007
Show Author Affiliations
Henryk Fiedorowicz, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Andrzej Bartnik, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Zbigniew Patron, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Piotr Parys, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)

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

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