Effects of plastic coating on K-alpha yield from ultra-short pulse

F Y Khattak, A.M. McEvoy, J.J.A. Gareta, Martin Lamb, P.S. Foster, R.J. Clarke, M. Notley, D. Neely, David Riley

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A study of the K-alpha radiation emitted from Ti foils irradiated with intense, similar to0.2 J, 67 fs, 800 nm laser pulses, scanning a range of intensities (similar to10(15)-10(18) W cm(-2)), is reported. The brightness of single-shot K-alpha line emission from the front of the targets is recorded. The yield from bare titanium (Ti) is compared to that from plastic (parylene-E) coated Ti. It is demonstrated that, for a defocused beam, a thin layer of plastic increases the yield.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2372-2376
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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