The Creation of Radiation Dominated Plasmas Using Laboratory X-Ray Lasers

G. J. Tallents, S. Wilson, V. Aslanyan, A. West, A. K. Rossall, C. S. Menoni, J. J. Rocca

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When short wavelength extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and X-ray laser radiation is focused onto solid targets, narrow deep features are ablated and a dense, low-temperature plasma is formed. We examine the radiation dominated plasma formed by 46.9 nm laser radiation focused onto solids and show that ionisation can be significantly modified by electron degeneracy effects. Some experimental and theoretical considerations for investigating the interaction of capillary discharge lasers operating at 46.9 nm with solid and gas targets are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-Ray Lasers 2016
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers
EditorsTetsuya Kawachi, Sergei V. Bulanov, Hiroyuki Daido, Yoshiaki Kato
PublisherSpringer, Cham
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783319730257
ISBN (Print)9783319730240
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers - Nara, Japan
Duration: 22 May 201627 May 2016
Conference number: 15 (Link to Conference Website)

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


Conference15th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers
Abbreviated titleICXRL 2016
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