Modeling target bulk heating resulting from ultra-intense short pulse laser irradiation of solid density targets

P. Antici*, L. Gremillet, T. Grismayer, P. Mora, P. Audebert, M. Borghesi, C. A. Cecchetti, A. Mančic, J. Fuchs

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Abstract

Isochoric heating of solid-density matter up to a few tens of eV is of interest for investigating astrophysical or inertial fusion scenarios. Such ultra-fast heating can be achieved via the energy deposition of short-pulse laser generated electrons. Here, we report on experimental measurements of this process by means of time-and space-resolved optical interferometry. Our results are found in reasonable agreement with a simple numerical model of fast electron-induced heating. (C) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

Original languageEnglish
Article number123116
Pages (from-to)123116-1 - 123116-8
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume20
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • PLASMA
  • PROTONS
  • MATTER
  • DIFFRACTION
  • IGNITION

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Antici, P., Gremillet, L., Grismayer, T., Mora, P., Audebert, P., Borghesi, M., Cecchetti, C. A., Mančic, A., & Fuchs, J. (2013). Modeling target bulk heating resulting from ultra-intense short pulse laser irradiation of solid density targets. Physics of Plasmas, 20(12), 123116-1 - 123116-8. [123116]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4833618