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VUV and soft x-ray emission from pre-plasmas irradiated with picosecond and femtosecond pulses
Author(s): Adrian Murphy; John S. Hirsch; Deirdre Kilbane; Eugene T. Kennedy; Mohamed A. Khater; Jean-Paul Mosnier; Amit Neogi; Gerard D. O'Sullivan; Ciaran L. S. Lewis; S. Topping; Rob J. Clarke; Edwin J. Divall; Peta Foster; Chris J. Hooker; Andrew J. Langley; David Neely; Padraig Dunne; John T. Costello
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Paper Abstract

We report here some observations and preliminary findings from a study focussed on the vacuum-UV (λ, 40-60 nm) radiation emitted during the interaction of 150 ps laser pulses (100-400 mJ) with copper pre-plasmas formed by an electro-optically synchronised (0.1 - 0.8 J, 8 ns) long pulse laser. We have observed significant gains in VUV flux that scale with inter-laser delay. We also report preliminary observations on total X-ray emission from the interaction of a superintense 80 fs, 200 mJ laser pulse at the UK ASTRA laser facility with a similar pre-plasma at irradiances approaching 1019 W/cm2

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4876, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, (27 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.464228
Show Author Affiliations
Adrian Murphy, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
John S. Hirsch, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Deirdre Kilbane, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
Eugene T. Kennedy, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Mohamed A. Khater, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Jean-Paul Mosnier, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Amit Neogi, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Gerard D. O'Sullivan, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
Ciaran L. S. Lewis, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
S. Topping, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
Rob J. Clarke, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Edwin J. Divall, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Peta Foster, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Chris J. Hooker, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Andrew J. Langley, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
David Neely, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Padraig Dunne, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
John T. Costello, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4876:
Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications
Vincent Toal; Norman Douglas McMillan; Gerard M. O'Connor; Eon O'Mongain; Austin F. Duke; John F. Donegan; James A. McLaughlin; Brian D. MacCraith; Werner J. Blau, Editor(s)

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