Laser-matter interaction studies using X-ray laser and double lloyd’s mirror interferometer

M. Kozlová, J. Nejdl, B. Rus, M. Sawicka, J. Polan, L. Gartside, A. Rossall, G. Tallents

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Inertial confinement fusion (ICF) is one of the promising approaches how to get a new resource of energy. In order to model ICF implosions reliably, the measurements of the mass ablation rates are needed. Such a measurement was performed at PALS; using the Ne-like Zn X-ray laser (XRL) as a probe beam and the Double Lloyd’s mirror interferometer as the main diagnostic. The Parylene N foil (200nm and 350nm) was heated by 250-ps pulse of 3ω iodine laser with nominal energy of 1J. The size of the focal spot was ~300μm then the maximum resulting intensity was ~1012W/cm2. The plasma probed by XRL was imaged by Mo:Si spherical mirror to CCD detector with magnification 8. The expected phase shift for the chosen thicknesses, which corresponds to reasonable fringe visibility, was from π to 2π. The recorded interferograms were taken for different time delays between the heating pulse and the probe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-Ray Lasers 2010
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers
EditorsJongmin Lee, Karol A. Janulewicz, Chang Hee Nam
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789400711853
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers - Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 30 May 20104 Jun 2010
Conference number: 12


Conference12th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


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