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The application of extreme ultra-violet lasers in plasma heating and diagnosis
Author(s): Gregory J. Tallents; Valentin Aslanyan; Andrew Rossall; Sarah Wilson; Mohammed Shahzad
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Paper Abstract

Laser-plasma studies have been undertaken for 50 years using infra-red to ultra-violet lasers. We show that a new regime of laser-produced plasmas can be created with capillary discharge and free electron lasers operating in the extreme ultra-violet (EUV). For example, EUV radiation (wavelength < 50 nm) has a critical electron density above electron densities formed by ionization at solid material density and so potentially can penetrate to large depth into a solid density plasma. We explore here the importance of this penetration in ablating solid targets, in creating novel warm dense matter and in the diagnosis of plasmas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9589, X-Ray Lasers and Coherent X-Ray Sources: Development and Applications XI, 958903 (22 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187986
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory J. Tallents, The Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
Valentin Aslanyan, The Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
Andrew Rossall, The Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
Sarah Wilson, The Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
Mohammed Shahzad, The Univ. of York (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9589:
X-Ray Lasers and Coherent X-Ray Sources: Development and Applications XI
Annie Klisnick; Carmen S. Menoni, Editor(s)

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