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Spectroscopic investigation of plasma produced with high-intensity, 1-um, 1-ps laser pulses
Author(s): Hong Chen; Yung-Ho Chuang; R. Epstein; David D. Meyerhofer; S. Uchida; Barukh Yaakobi
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Paper Abstract

The plasma produced by the interaction of a 1-ps, 1-rim, mid-1015 W/cm2 laser pulse with moderate Z targets is investigated spectroscopically using high-resolution, time-integrated x-ray and XUV spectrometers. The x-ray spectra are analyzed and the plasma conditions are inferred using a variety of theoretical models, including a time-dependent atomic physics computer code POPION. The electron temperature is estimated to be 1 keV during the transient plasma associated with the laser pulse. K emission may indicate the presence of a significant population of suprathermal electrons in the plasma.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1229, Femtosecond to Nanosecond High-Intensity Lasers and Applications, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18670
Show Author Affiliations
Hong Chen, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Yung-Ho Chuang, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
R. Epstein, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
David D. Meyerhofer, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
S. Uchida, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Barukh Yaakobi, Univ. of Rochester (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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