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Scaling laws for femtosecond laser-plasma interactions
Author(s): Mordecai D. Rosen
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Paper Abstract

We present scaling laws for the interaction of femtosecond high power lasers with solid targets. We solve for scale lengths and temperatures of the hot dense plasma in both the classical and flux limited electron thermal conduction regimes, and apply those results to the prediction of radiation output from these targets. The radiative yield and duration are given as functions of both laser and target conditions. Our results compare quite favorably with sophisticated numerical simulations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1229, Femtosecond to Nanosecond High-Intensity Lasers and Applications, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18668
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Mordecai D. Rosen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1229:
Femtosecond to Nanosecond High-Intensity Lasers and Applications
E. Michael Campbell, Editor(s)

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