Nanosecond imaging of shock-and jet-like features

E. R. Tubman, R. Crowston, R. Alraddadi, H. W. Doyle, J. Meinecke, J. E. Cross, R. Bolis, D. Lamb, P. Tzeferacos, D. Doria, B. Reville, H. Ahmed, M. Borghesi, G. Gregori, N. C. Woolsey

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The production of shock- and collimated jet-like features is recorded from the self-emission of a plasma using a 16- frame camera, which can show the progression of the interaction over short (100s ns) durations. A cluster of laser beams, with intensity 1015 W/cm2, was focused onto a planar aluminum foil to produce a plasma that expanded into 0.7 mbar of argon gas. The acquisition of 16 ultrafast images on a single shot allows prompt spatial and temporal characterization of the plasma and enables the velocity of the jet- and shock-like features to be calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2496-2497
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 08 Jul 2014

Bibliographical note

INSPEC Accession Number:14692656


  • Laser beams
  • plasma diagnostics
  • plasmas
  • shock waves.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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