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30 September 2013 Probing of laser-irradiated solid targets using extreme ultraviolet radiation
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The potential for coherent extreme ultra-violet (EUV) light in probing laser-produced plasmas is investigated. New results are presented to demonstrate that EUV radiation can be employed to measure heat penetration into solid targets from electrons using the signature of a change of opacity due to heating. We examine, in particular, the effects of hot electron heating of targets. In addition, phase variations after transmission through a laser-irradiated target change the subsequent propagation of the radiation, suggesting a simple diagnostic measuring the far-field footprint of coherent EUV radiation can be a useful measurement of the uniformity of target heating.
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G. J. Tallents, M. Shahzad, A. K. Rossall, O. Guilbaud, S. Kazamias, M. Pittman, K. Cassou, J. Demailly, O. Delmas, A. Mestrallain, V. Aslanyan, O. Culfa, L. A. Wilson, M. Farjardo, and D. Ros "Probing of laser-irradiated solid targets using extreme ultraviolet radiation", Proc. SPIE 8849, X-Ray Lasers and Coherent X-Ray Sources: Development and Applications X, 884911 (30 September 2013); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2022744
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