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Time Resolved Optical Probing of Supersonic Ionisation Fronts in Short Pulse-Solid Target Interactions

  • E. T. Gumbrell
  • R. A. Smith
  • T. Ditmire
  • A. Djaoui
  • S. J. Rose
  • M. H. R. Hutchinson

Abstract

With pulse durations ranging from a few picoseconds down to tens of femtoseconds, and substantial free electron quiver energies at the high intensities available, CPA lasers enable the production of transient, small scale length plasma at both high temperature and solid density. The study of energy transport in these interactions is complicated, as there are several competing mechanisms which can rapidly transport absorbed laser energy away from where it is first deposited.

Keywords

Radiation Transport Suprathermal Electron Ionisation Front Heating Beam Si02 Target 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. T. Gumbrell
    • 1
  • R. A. Smith
    • 1
  • T. Ditmire
    • 1
  • A. Djaoui
    • 2
  • S. J. Rose
    • 2
    • 3
  • M. H. R. Hutchinson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Blackett Laboratory, Technology and MedicineImperial College of ScienceLondonUK
  2. 2.Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryUK
  3. 3.Clarendon LaboratoryUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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