8 July 1993 Efficient K alpha emission in high-contrast short-pulse laser-plasma interactions
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Proceedings Volume 1860, Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications II; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147570
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
Strong K(alpha ) emission is observed from a plasma produced by a high intensity contrast, picosecond, p-polarized laser pulse. The K(alpha ) emission is found to be induced by hot electrons, which have a temperature of around 3 keV and carry up to 20% of the laser energy. Due to the relatively high K(alpha ) yield, small source size, and short duration of emission, a high-peak spectral brightness x-ray source is obtained.
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B. Soom, B. Soom, Hong Chen, Hong Chen, Barukh Yaakobi, Barukh Yaakobi, David D. Meyerhofer, David D. Meyerhofer, } "Efficient K alpha emission in high-contrast short-pulse laser-plasma interactions", Proc. SPIE 1860, Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications II, (8 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147570; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147570
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