Characterization of laser plasmas for interaction studies: Progress in time-resolved density mapping
Authors: Borghesi M., Giulietti A., Giulietti D., Gizzi LA., Macchi A., Willi O.
Autors Affiliation: Istituto di Fisica Atomica e Molecolare, CNR, Via del Giardino 7, 56127 Pisa, Italy;
Univ London Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med, Blackett Lab, London, England;
Univ Pisa, Dipartimento Fis, Pisa, Italy;
Scuola Normale Super Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Abstract: Time-resolved probe interferometry was used to obtain complete density mapping of laser produced plasmas. The plasma was produced by symmetrical irradiation of thin targets, to be used for short pulse delayed interaction experiments. The progress in the plasma characterization due to the use of a picosecond pulse probe is reported, and the relative merits of different target designs are also discussed. The two-dimensional density maps obtained appear to be in substantial agreement with two-dimensional hydrodynamic code predictions.
Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW E
Volume: 54 (6) Pages from: 6769 to: 6773
KeyWords: channel formation; generation; fusion; laser-plasma interactions; time-resolved interferometryDOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.54.6769Citations: 36data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-07-25References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here