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Experiments with SPRITE 12 ps facility
Author(s): Gregory J. Tallents; Michael H. Key; Peter A. Norreys; J. Jacoby; Ryosuke Kodama; N. Tragin; Hector A. Baldis; James Dunn; D. Brown
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Paper Abstract

Lateral and axial thermal energy transport in laser-plasma interactions has been studied using a short (12 psec) pre-pulse free KrF pumped Raman laser pulse (λ = 268 nm) of low beam divergence. A new method of producing narrow line foci using random phase plates was employed to study the plasma conditions required to generate high gain, short wavelength recombination X-ray lasers. In addition, the laser energy was focused into a small focal spot (8 μm) for higher intensity (1-2 x 1017 cm-2) interaction studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1413, Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46137
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory J. Tallents, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
Michael H. Key, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Peter A. Norreys, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. Jacoby, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Ryosuke Kodama, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
N. Tragin, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Hector A. Baldis, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
James Dunn, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
D. Brown, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1413:
Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications
Hector A. Baldis, Editor(s)

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