Characterization of laser plasmas for interaction studies: Progress in time-resolved density mapping

Marco Borghesi, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, L.A. Gizzi, A. Macchi, O. Willi

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Abstract

Time-resolved probe interferometry was used to obtain complete density mapping of laser produced plasmas. The plasma was produced by symmetrical irradiation of thin targets, to be used for short pulse delayed interaction experiments. The progress in the plasma characterization due to the use of a picosecond pulse probe is reported, and the relative merits of different target designs are also discussed. The two-dimensional density maps obtained appear to be in substantial agreement with two-dimensional hydrodynamic code predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6769-6773
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume54
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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