Features of plasma produced by excimer laser at low intensities

G.A. Vergunova, A.I. Magunov, V.M. Dyakin, A.Ya. Faenov, T.A. Pikuz, I.Yu. Skobelev, D. Batani, S. Bossi, A. Bernardinello, F. Flora, P. Di Lazzaro, S. Bollanti, N. Lisi, T. Letardi, A. Reale, L. Palladino, A. Scafati, L. Reale, A.L. Osterheld, W.H. Goldstein

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A plasma, created at interaction of short-wavelength excimer laser radiation with flat targets was investigated (tlns= 12 ns, λlns= 0.308 μm, qlns= 4 - 8 × 1012W/cm2) with the help of various X-ray spectroscopic methods. The comparison of shapes and intensities of some observable spectral lines of H-, He and Li-like ions of Na, Mg and Al with results of model calculations has allowed to determine space distributions of laser plasma parameters up to distances of 0.4mm from the target surface. Comparison of obtained results with theoretical models of absorption of short-wavelength radiation in a plasma shows, that the absorption of short-wavelength laser radiation in a plasma (at considered values of laser flux density) is executed due to inverse bremsstrahlung process in the areas with Ns<Ns, crit..
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483 - 490
Number of pages8
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Vergunova, G. A., Magunov, A. I., Dyakin, V. M., Faenov, A. Y., Pikuz, T. A., Skobelev, I. Y., ... Goldstein, W. H. (1997). Features of plasma produced by excimer laser at low intensities. Physica Scripta, 55(4), 483 - 490. https://doi.org/10.1088/0031-8949/55/4/020