Probing high energy density plasmas with X-ray lasers

G. J. Tallents, L. M.R. Gartside, A. K. Rossall, E. Wagenaars, D. S. Whittaker, M. Kozlova, J. Nejdl, M. Sawicka, J. Polan, M. Kalal, B. Rus

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X-ray lasers can probe solid density plasmas as the critical density is well above the electron densities produced. We consider an experiment where interferometry has been utilized to provide phase information and transmission measurements for an extreme ultra-violet (EUV) laser beam at 21.2 nm probing longitudinally through a laser irradiated plastic (parylene-N) target. The transmission provides a good measure of ablation as hot plasma becomes transparent. We show that refractive indices significantly below the solid parylene-N and plasma refractive indices are produced in the warm dense plasma produced by laser irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-Ray Lasers 2010 - Proceedings 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 pages9
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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