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Experimental characterization of a strongly coupled solid density plasma generated in a short-pulse laser target interaction

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We have measured high resolution copper Kα spectra from a picosecond high intensity laser produced plasma. By fitting the shape of the experimental spectra with a self-consistent-field model which includes all the relevant line shifts from multiply ionized atoms, we are able to infer time and spatially averaged electron temperatures (T e) and ionization state (Z) in the foil. Our results show increasing values for T e and Z when the overall mass of the target is reduced. In particular, we mea...

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10.1002/ctpp.200510032

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atomic and Laser Physics
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Journal:
CONTRIBUTIONS TO PLASMA PHYSICS
Volume:
45
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
284-292
Publication date:
2005-01-01
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EISSN:
1521-3986
ISSN:
0863-1042
URN:
uuid:7c3d09dc-3f39-46c3-8574-7d788ec49de0
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30277
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pubs:30277

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