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High-resolution spectroscopy of a subpicosecond laser-produced lanthanum plasma
Author(s): Jean-Claude Kieffer; Patrick Forget; Pascal Gallant; Olivier Peyrusse
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Paper Abstract

Hot dense lanthanum plasmas have been produced by irradiating a solid Lanthanum target with a high contrast 400fs laser pulses at 3 X 1018 W/cm2. The M-shell emission has been recorded in the wavelength range 10A-14A using a high-resolution crystal spectrometer. The emission has been time resolved using our PX1 x-ray streak camera with a temporal resolution of 350fs. A superconfiguration model for non-LTE plasmas coupled to hydrodynamics calculations is used to discuss the measurements. Our work indicates that a correct understanding of intermediate and high Z dense plasmas, created with femtosecond clean laser pluses, requires time resolved spectroscopy with femtosecond resolution and NLTE atomic physics coupled to plasma hydrodynamics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4504, Applications of X Rays Generated from Lasers and Other Bright Sources II, (14 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.448465
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Jean-Claude Kieffer, INRS (Canada)
Patrick Forget, INRS (Canada)
Pascal Gallant, INRS (Canada)
Olivier Peyrusse, CEA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4504:
Applications of X Rays Generated from Lasers and Other Bright Sources II
George A. Kyrala; Jean-Claude J. Gauthier, Editor(s)

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