A Nd:YAG laser operating at 1064 nm wavelength, 9 ns pulse width, 500 mJ maximum pulse energy is employed to irradiate different metallic targets (Al, Ti, Fe, Ag) in vacuum. Optical spectroscopy and ion energy analysis are employed to characterize the laser-plasma. The plasma temperatures and densities are measured through optical spectroscopy, ion energy distributions and fast CCD imaging. Results indicated that high temperature and density gradients occur. The temperature in the core zone is in the order of 100 eV while in the coronal zone it in the order of 1 eV. The maximum plasma density is in the order of 5·1016 cm-3 in the coronal zone.
|Title of host publication||35th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2008, EPS 2008 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||35th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2008 Combined with the 10th International Workshop on Fast Ignition of Fusion Targets - Hersonissos, Crete, Greece|
Duration: 09 Jun 2008 → 13 Jun 2008
|Name||35th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2008, EPS 2008 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts|
|Conference||35th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, EPS 2008 Combined with the 10th International Workshop on Fast Ignition of Fusion Targets|
|Period||09/06/2008 → 13/06/2008|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics