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Thin foil acceleration by the pressure of laser-produced plasma of porous matter
Author(s): Jiri Limpouch; Sergei Yu Gus'kov; Alexander I. Gromov; Milan Kalal; Andrzej Kasperczuk; Vladimir N. Kondrashov; E. Krousky; Bozena Kralikova; Karel Masek; T. Pisarczyk; Miroslav Pfeifer; Karel Rohlena; Vladislav B. Rozanov; Jiri Skala; Jiri Ullschmied
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Paper Abstract

Interactions of PALS iodine laser beam with low density porous targets and porous targets with Al foil attached to the rear side were studied using multi-frame interferometry and shadowgraphy. Electron density profiles at the front and the rear side of the targets were reconstructed from interferograms. Velocities of Al-foils accelerated by the pressure of the heated porous material were established from shadowgrams. A good symmetry and absence of local perturbations were observed both in the rear side plasmas of porous targets and in the shape of the accelerated Al-foils. Measured rear side velocities are in a good agreement with the presented theory of laser interactions with porous materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5228, ECLIM 2002: 27th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (12 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.536485
Show Author Affiliations
Jiri Limpouch, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Sergei Yu Gus'kov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Alexander I. Gromov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Milan Kalal, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Andrzej Kasperczuk, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
Vladimir N. Kondrashov, Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (Russia)
E. Krousky, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Bozena Kralikova, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Karel Masek, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
T. Pisarczyk, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
Miroslav Pfeifer, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Karel Rohlena, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Vladislav B. Rozanov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)
Jiri Skala, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Jiri Ullschmied, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5228:
ECLIM 2002: 27th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter
Oleg N. Krokhin; Sergey Yu. Gus'kov; Yury A. Merkul'ev, Editor(s)

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