Laser Irradiated Foam Targets: Absorption and Radiative Properties

Martina Salvadori, Pier Luigi Andreoli, Mattia Cipriani, Fabrizio Consoli, Giuseppe Cristofari, Riccardo De Angelis, Giorgio Di Giorgio, Danilo Giulietti, Francesco Ingenito, Sergey Yu. Gus'kov, Alexander A. Rupasov

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Abstract

An experimental campaign to characterize the laser radiation absorption of foam targets and the subsequent emission of radiation from the produced plasma was carried out in the ABC facility of the ENEA Research Center in Frascati (Rome). Different targets have been used: plastic in solid or foam state and aluminum targets. The activated different diagnostics allowed to evaluate the plasma temperature, the density distribution, the fast particle spectrum and the yield of the X-Ray radiation emitted by the plasma for the different targets. These results confirm the foam homogenization action on laser-plasma interaction, mainly attributable to the volume absorption of the laser radiation propagating in such structured materials. These results were compared with simulation absorption models of the laser propagating into a foam target.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Conference on Plasma Physics by Laser and Applications, PPLA 2017 - Messina, Italy
Duration: 9 Jan 2018 → …

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Plasma Physics by Laser and Applications, PPLA 2017
CountryItaly
CityMessina
Period9/1/18 → …

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Salvadori, M., Luigi Andreoli, P., Cipriani, M., Consoli, F., Cristofari, G., De Angelis, R., ... Rupasov, A. A. (2018). Laser Irradiated Foam Targets: Absorption and Radiative Properties. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on Plasma Physics by Laser and Applications, PPLA 2017, Messina, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201816705003