The European Physical Journal D

, 66:298

Fast electron penetration in laser-irradiated solids

Authors

  • F. Y. Khattak
    • Department of PhysicsKohat University of Science and Technology
  • E. Garcia Saiz
    • Centre for Plasma Physics, School of Mathematics and PhysicsQueens University Belfast
  • P. Gibbon
    • Juelich Supercomputing Centre, Institute for Advanced SimulationForschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
  • A. Karmakar
    • Juelich Supercomputing Centre, Institute for Advanced SimulationForschungszentrum Juelich GmbH
  • T. W. J. Dzelzainis
    • Centre for Plasma Physics, School of Mathematics and PhysicsQueens University Belfast
  • C. L. S. Lewis
    • Centre for Plasma Physics, School of Mathematics and PhysicsQueens University Belfast
  • A. P. L. Robinson
    • Central Laser FacilityRutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • M. Zepf
    • Centre for Plasma Physics, School of Mathematics and PhysicsQueens University Belfast
    • Centre for Plasma Physics, School of Mathematics and PhysicsQueens University Belfast
Regular Article

DOI: 10.1140/epjd/e2012-30253-7

Cite this article as:
Khattak, F.Y., Garcia Saiz, E., Gibbon, P. et al. Eur. Phys. J. D (2012) 66: 298. doi:10.1140/epjd/e2012-30253-7
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Abstract

In this letter we present data comparing the yield of Cu K-α radiation for foils of differing thickness irradiated with a Ti:Sapphire laser generating 40 fs pulses at 800 nm and incident at 45°. At tight focus, the yields for all thicknesses are similar, whilst away from best focus there are clear differences. We discuss the origin of these similarities and differences in terms of the penetration of fast electrons into the foil and the possible importance of refluxing of fast electrons as they reach the non-irradiated side of the foil.

Keywords

Plasma Physics

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