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Picosecond Streak Camera Diagnostics Of C0[sub]2[/sub] Laser-Produced Plasmas
Author(s): P. A . Jaanimagi; R. S. Marjoribanks; R. W. Sancton; G. D. Enright; M. C. Richardson
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Paper Abstract

The interaction of intense laser radiation with solid targets is currently of considerable interest in laser fusion studies. Its understanding requires temporal knowledge of both laser and plasma parameters on a pico-second time scale. In this paper we describe the progress we have recently made in analysing, with picosecond time resolution, various features of intense nanosecond CO2 laser pulse interaction experiments. An infrared upconversion scheme, having linear response and <20 ps temporal resolution, has been utilized to characterise the 10 μm laser pulse. Various features of the interaction have been studied with the aid of pico-second IR and x-ray streak cameras. These include the temporal and spatial characteristics of high harmonic emission from the plasma, and the temporal development of the x-ray continuum spectrum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 1979
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0189, 13th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (27 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957639
Show Author Affiliations
P. A . Jaanimagi, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
R. S. Marjoribanks, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
R. W. Sancton, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
G. D. Enright, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)
M. C. Richardson, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0189:
13th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics
Shin-Ichi Hyodo, Editor(s)

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