Enhanced He-α emission from ‘smoked’ Ti targets irradiated with 400nm 45fs laser pulses

Fida Khattak, R.J. Clarke, E.J. Divall, M. Edwards, P.S. Foster, C.J. Hooker, A.J. Langley, P. Mistry, D. Neely, O.A.M.B. Percie Du Sert, J. Smith, C. Spindloe, G.J. Tallents, M. Tolley, David Riley

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We present a study of He-like 1s(2)-1s2p line emission from solid and low-density Ti targets under similar or equal to 45 fs laser pulse irradiation with a frequency doubled Ti: Sapphire laser. By varying the beam spot, the intensity on target was varied from 10(15) W/cm(2) to 10(19) W/cm(2). At best focus, low density "smoked" Ti targets yield similar to 20 times more He-alpha than the foil targets when irradiated at an angle of 45 degrees with s-polarized pulses. The duration of He-alpha emission from smoked targets, measured with a fast streak camera, was similar to that from Ti foils.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-248
Number of pages7
JournalEurophysics Letters (EPL)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2005

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