Plasma conditions generated by interaction of a high brightness, prepulse free, Raman amplified KrF laser pulse with solid targets

Year: 1992

Authors: Riley D., Gizzi LA., Khattak FY., Mackinnon AJ., Viana SM., Willi O.

Autors Affiliation: Univ London imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med, Blackett Lab, Price Consort Rd, London, England

Abstract: A high brightness, Raman amplified KrF laser has been used to irradiate solid targets with 12 ps laser pulses at intensities above 10(15) W/cm2 without the presence of a preformed plasma caused by low level amplified spontaneous emission prepulse. Time-resolved x-ray spectroscopy of the K-shell emission from aluminum was used to infer electron densities in excess of 10(23) cm-3 at temperatures of several hundred electronvolts.

Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS

Volume: 69 (26)      Pages from: 3739  to: 3742

KeyWords: spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.69.3739

Citations: 37
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