27 July 1979 Picosecond Streak Camera Diagnostics Of C02 Laser-Produced Plasmas
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Proceedings Volume 0189, 13th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics; (1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957639
Event: 13th International Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, 1978, Tokyo, Japan
Abstract
The interaction of intense laser radiation with solid targets is currently of considerable interest in laser fusion studies. Its understanding requires temporal knowledge of both laser and plasma parameters on a pico-second time scale. In this paper we describe the progress we have recently made in analysing, with picosecond time resolution, various features of intense nanosecond CO2 laser pulse interaction experiments. An infrared upconversion scheme, having linear response and <20 ps temporal resolution, has been utilized to characterise the 10 μm laser pulse. Various features of the interaction have been studied with the aid of pico-second IR and x-ray streak cameras. These include the temporal and spatial characteristics of high harmonic emission from the plasma, and the temporal development of the x-ray continuum spectrum.
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P. A . Jaanimagi, R. S. Marjoribanks, R. W. Sancton, G. D. Enright, M. C. Richardson, "Picosecond Streak Camera Diagnostics Of C02 Laser-Produced Plasmas", Proc. SPIE 0189, 13th Intl Congress on High Speed Photography and Photonics, (27 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957639; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957639
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Picosecond phenomena

Plasmas

Carbon dioxide lasers

Streak cameras

Pulsed laser operation

X-rays

Infrared radiation

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