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Effective molecular targets for a laser plasma XUV radiation source
Author(s): Gagik Ts. Nersisyan; Valeri O. Papanyan
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Paper Abstract

Metal targets covered by micrometer layers of metal- phthalocyanines or fullerenes are studied here. An increase in XUV yield due to the optimized absorption of the laser field is reported. Effects of high-temperature plasma rapid expansion were observed. Moderate power nanosecond and picosecond neodymium lasers are used to produce an incident intensity of 1011 to 1013 W/cm2 on the targets. The plasma electron density was measured by fitting observed spectral profiles to the theoretical profiles. Collisional, Doppler, and Stark broadening mechanisms were considered in the calculations. Our measurement technique permits us to determine the electron density and temperature dependence on distances from the target surface from 1 mm up to approximately 5 mm. Electron temperature was measured by comparing intensities of spectral lines, belonging to the ions having a different degree of ionization. Preliminary experiments show that conversion efficiency for molecular coated targets is greater by a factor of approximately 1.5 than measured form bulk solid metal targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 January 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3886, High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering, (11 January 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.375165
Show Author Affiliations
Gagik Ts. Nersisyan, Institute for Physical Research (Armenia) (Armenia)
Valeri O. Papanyan, Institute for Physical Research (Armenia) (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3886:
High-Power Lasers in Energy Engineering
Kunioki Mima; Gerald L. Kulcinski; William J. Hogan, Editor(s)

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