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Diagnostics and applications of laser-produced plasmas
Author(s): Eckhart Foerster; Randolf Butzbach; Paul Gibbon; Ingo Uschmann; Hiroyuki Daido; Kazuhisa Fujita; Hiroaki Nishimura
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Paper Abstract

X-ray spectroscopy is one of the most important diagnostics of laser-produced plasmas, finding application in diverse areas such as laser fusion, x-ray lasers, and novel experiments using shot-pulse lasers to probe chemical and biological phenomena on the femtosecond timescale. Depending on the aims of these experiments, either high resolution spectra combined with either spatial or time resolution, or monochromatic x-ray spectrometer was also used here in x-ray diagnostics of 4f yields 3d transitions in Nickel-like transitions of elements with atomic numbers between 70 and 74. The dependence of this x-ray emission on laser energy, spot size, and target materials provides information about ionization degree, electron temperature and density - important parameters for the population inversion of a Ni- like x-ray laser in the water window.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 January 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3886, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering, (11 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375126
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Eckhart Foerster, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Randolf Butzbach, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Paul Gibbon, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Ingo Uschmann, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Hiroyuki Daido, Institute of Laser Engineering/Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kazuhisa Fujita, Institute of Laser Engineering/Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hiroaki Nishimura, Institute of Laser Engineering/Osaka Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3886:
High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering
Kunioki Mima; Gerald L. Kulcinski; William J. Hogan, Editor(s)

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