XUV generation from plasma produced by a XeCl excimer laser on a Cu target

L. Palladino, A. Reale, G. Taglieri, D. Batani, S. Bollanti, P. Di Lazzaro, F. Flora, T. Letardi, G. Schina, M. Belli, A. Scafati

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We present a detailed study of XUV and soft X-ray emission from Cu plasma produced by an excimer laser at intensities I L≦8·1011 W/cm2. The XeCl excimer laser (ψ≈308 nm) delivers pulses with energy E L≈2.3 J, temporal duration t L≈100 ns and brightness B≧1014 W/cm2 sr. We recorded a spectral conversion efficiency η=0.5% eV-1 for I L=4·1011W/cm2 in the aluminium window at 73eV with a harder X-ray tail around ≈400eV. We also measured the dependence of X-ray signal on laser intensity and viewing angle. Experimental results have been compared with some analytical laser-plasma interaction models. © 1993 Società Italiana di Fisica.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1133 - 1146
Number of pages14
JournalNuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica D - Condensed Matter, Atomic, Molecular and Chemical Physics, Biophysics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1993
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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