X-ray lasers as probes of plasma parameters

G. J. Tallents, N. Booth, M. H. Edwards, L. M.R. Gartside, H. Huang, A. K. Rossall, E. Wagenaars, D. S. Whittaker, Z. Zhai

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Abstract

General issues relevant to the probing of plasmas with backlighters are first discussed. It is shown that soft x-ray wavelengths (> 10 nm) can generally probe thicker plasmas than harder radiation (< 1 nm) if the plasma is hot (> 100 eV). Demonstration experiments are discussed where the transmission of x-ray lasers through other laser-heated solid targets have been used (i) to measure the rate of laser ablation of solid targets and (ii) to probe the opacity of a plasma material. It is shown that narrow bandwidth radiation, such as from an x-ray laser, offers the ability to probe much more optically thick plasmas than backlighters composed of moderate to wide bandwidth spectral lines.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-Ray Lasers 2008 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference
EditorsCiaran L.S. Lewis, Dave Riley
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Pages331-340
Number of pages10
Volume130
ISBN (Print)9781402099236
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event11th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, 2008 - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 17 Aug 200822 Aug 2008

Conference

Conference11th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, 2008
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period17/08/0822/08/08

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Tallents, G. J., Booth, N., Edwards, M. H., Gartside, L. M. R., Huang, H., Rossall, A. K., ... Zhai, Z. (2009). X-ray lasers as probes of plasma parameters. In C. L. S. Lewis, & D. Riley (Eds.), X-Ray Lasers 2008 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference (Vol. 130, pp. 331-340). Springer Science and Business Media, LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9924-3_38
Tallents, G. J. ; Booth, N. ; Edwards, M. H. ; Gartside, L. M.R. ; Huang, H. ; Rossall, A. K. ; Wagenaars, E. ; Whittaker, D. S. ; Zhai, Z. / X-ray lasers as probes of plasma parameters. X-Ray Lasers 2008 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference. editor / Ciaran L.S. Lewis ; Dave Riley. Vol. 130 Springer Science and Business Media, LLC, 2009. pp. 331-340
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Tallents, GJ, Booth, N, Edwards, MH, Gartside, LMR, Huang, H, Rossall, AK, Wagenaars, E, Whittaker, DS & Zhai, Z 2009, X-ray lasers as probes of plasma parameters. in CLS Lewis & D Riley (eds), X-Ray Lasers 2008 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference. vol. 130, Springer Science and Business Media, LLC, pp. 331-340, 11th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, 2008, Belfast, United Kingdom, 17/08/08. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9924-3_38

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X-Ray Lasers 2008 - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference. ed. / Ciaran L.S. Lewis; Dave Riley. Vol. 130 Springer Science and Business Media, LLC, 2009. p. 331-340.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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