The creation of radiation dominated plasmas using laboratory extreme ultra-violet lasers

G. J. Tallents, S. Wilson, A. West, V. Aslanyan, J. Lolley, A. K. Rossall

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Abstract

Ionization in experiments where solid targets are irradiated by high irradiance extreme ultra-violet (EUV) lasers is examined. Free electron degeneracy effects on ionization in the presence of a high EUV flux of radiation is shown to be important. Overlap of the physics of such plasmas with plasma material under compression in indirect inertial fusion is explored. The design of the focusing optics needed to achieve high irradiance (up to 1014 Wcm−2) using an EUV capillary laser is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalHigh Energy Density Physics
Volume23
Early online date31 Mar 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Tallents, G. J. ; Wilson, S. ; West, A. ; Aslanyan, V. ; Lolley, J. ; Rossall, A. K. / The creation of radiation dominated plasmas using laboratory extreme ultra-violet lasers. In: High Energy Density Physics. 2017 ; Vol. 23. pp. 129-132.
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