The specific properties of the interaction of a high-power ultrashort laser pulse with a solid target related to the processes of target ionization, absorption and reflection of laser radiation as well as generation of ion streams and X- rays are discussed. The results of the experimental investigations concerning the above problems are presented. Some possible applications are discussed briefly as well.
Jan Badziak, Jan Badziak,
"Interaction of high-power ultrashort laser pulses with solid targets", Proc. SPIE 4238, Laser Technology VI: Applications, (2 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405953; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.405953