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Hard X-ray generation and plasma filament formation under interaction of femtosecond laser pulses with large molecular clusters

  • Vyacheslav M. Gordienko
  • Murat S. Dzhidzhoev
  • Irina A. ZhvaniyaEmail author
  • Viktor T. Platonenko
  • Dmitriy N. Trubnikov
  • Denis O. Fedorov
Regular Article

Abstract

We have demonstrated that the efficiency of hard X-ray generation (with energy 2 − 4 keV) from the femtosecond laser excitation (intensity I ∼ 1016 W/cm2, pulse energy E ∼ 5 mJ) of large molecular clusters (SF6, CF3I) can reach ∼ 10−6 (with yield ∼ 109 photons/J). It was shown that at maximal X-ray yield, the plasma filament is essentially non-uniform and has a multifocal structure. It was observed that the amplitude of the central and trailing spectral components of the chirped laser pulse decreases after its interaction with the cluster target as a result of efficient laser energy absorption under self-focusing conditions.

Keywords

Ultraintense and Ultra-short Laser Fields 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vyacheslav M. Gordienko
    • 1
    • 3
  • Murat S. Dzhidzhoev
    • 1
    • 3
  • Irina A. Zhvaniya
    • 1
    • 3
    Email author
  • Viktor T. Platonenko
    • 1
    • 3
  • Dmitriy N. Trubnikov
    • 2
    • 3
  • Denis O. Fedorov
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Faculty of ChemistryM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.International Laser CenterM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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