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XUV spectroscopy of laser plasma from molecular coated metal targets
Author(s): Valeri O. Papanyan; Gagik Ts. Nersisyan; Frank K. Tittel
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Paper Abstract

Metal targets covered by micrometer layers of metal- phthalocyanines or fullerenes are studied here. An increase in XUV yield due to the optimized absorption of the laser field is reported. Effects of high-temperature plasma rapid expansion (velocity about 106 cm/s) were observed. Moderate power nanosecond and picosecond neodymium lasers are used to produce an incident intensity of 1011 to 1013 W/cm2 on the targets. The plasma electron density was measured by fitting observed spectral profiles to the theoretical profiles. Collisional, Doppler, and Stark broadening mechanisms were considered in the calculations. Our measurement technique permits us to determine the electron density and temperature dependence on distances from the target surface from 1 mm (where Ne approximately equals 1018 cm-3 and Te approximately equals 14 eV are measured for aluminum plasma) up to approximately 5 mm (where Ne <EQ 1017 cm-3). Electron temperature was measured by comparing intensities of spectral lines, belonging to the ions having a different degree of ionization. Preliminary experiments show that conversion efficiency for molecular coated targets is greater by a factor of approximately 1.5 than measured from bulk solid metal targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4060, New Trends in Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy, (28 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.375293
Show Author Affiliations
Valeri O. Papanyan, Institute for Physical Research (Armenia)
Gagik Ts. Nersisyan, Institute for Physical Research (Armenia)
Frank K. Tittel, Rice Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4060:
New Trends in Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
Gagik G. Gurzadyan; Artashes V. Karmenyan, Editor(s)

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