Probing of laser-irradiated solid targets using extreme ultraviolet radiation

G. J. Tallents, M. Shahzad, A. K. Rossall, O. Guilbaud, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, K. Cassou, J. Demailly, O. Delmas, A. Mestrallain, V. Aslanyan, O. Culfa, L. A. Wilson, M. Farjardo, D. Ros

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The potential for coherent extreme ultra-violet (EUV) light in probing laser-produced plasmas is investigated. New results are presented to demonstrate that EUV radiation can be employed to measure heat penetration into solid targets from electrons using the signature of a change of opacity due to heating. We examine, in particular, the effects of hot electron heating of targets. In addition, phase variations after transmission through a laser-irradiated target change the subsequent propagation of the radiation, suggesting a simple diagnostic measuring the far-field footprint of coherent EUV radiation can be a useful measurement of the uniformity of target heating.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-Ray Lasers and Coherent X-Ray Sources
Subtitle of host publicationDevelopment and Applications X
EditorsAnnie Klisnick, Carmen S. Menoni
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780819496997
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventSPIE Optical Engineering + Applications - San Diego, United States
Duration: 25 Aug 201329 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSPIE Optical Engineering + Applications
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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