Detailed characterization of the early x-ray emission of a plasma produced by point-like laser irradiation of solid Al targets
Authors: Labate L., Cecchetti C.A., Galimberti M., Giulietti A., Giulietti D., Gizzi LA.
Autors Affiliation: CNR – IPCF, Intense Laser Irradiat, I-56124 Pisa, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa, and INFN, Sezione di Pisa, Italy; Department of Pure and Applied Physics, The Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, United Kingdom
Abstract: A study of the dynamics of the x-ray emission from a point-like Al plasma produced by tight-focusing laser irradiation of a thick target is reported. Two-dimensional maps of the x-ray emission calculated at selected wavelengths show that, due to the rapid expansion cooling, x-ray emission mostly originates from a thin spatial layer. These properties enabled the results of the simulations to be compared with time-resolved x-ray spectra obtained under well-controlled experimental conditions. The outcome of this comparison is discussed in details, in view of the results reported in a recently published Letter [L. A. Gizzi, C. A. Cecchetti, M. Galimberti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, L. Labate, S. Laville, and B. Tomassini, Phys. Plasmas 10, 4601 (2003)]. Moreover, the x-ray-reabsorption issues and the role of the Doppler decoupling mechanism in the presence of the strong velocity gradient typical of our experimental condition are discussed, also in view of a possible dedicated experiment. (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics.
Journal/Review: PHYSICS OF PLASMAS
Volume: 12 (8) Pages from: 083101-1 to: 083101-8
KeyWords: expanding plasma; line transfer; ionization; resolution; fusionDOI: 10.1063/1.1987618Citations: 10data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-08-01References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here