Plasma Production with a Nd Laser and Non-Thermal Effects
With the improvement of high power lasers it has become possible to produce plasmas of very high density and temperatures which possibly are of interest for thermonuclear research. Recently substantial neutron emission from such plasmas has been reported1–6. In order to investigate the future possibilities in this field of plasma physics detailed understanding of the properties of these plasmas is necessary. In this paper we report results obtained by using a variety of diagnostic techniques applied to plasmas produced within a wider range of laser power and show the evidence of non-thermal effects occurring in laser produced plasmas at moderate energies.
KeywordsElectron Temperature Laser Energy Neutron Emission Plasma Production Aspherical Lens
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