Discussion of Limiting Deposition Power Densities in Laser Target Materials

  • A. McPherson
  • K. Boyer
  • H. Jara
  • T. S. Luk
  • I. A. McIntyre
  • R. Rosman
  • J. C. Solem
  • C. K. Rhodes

Abstract

The availability of terawatt KrF* laser systems is expanding capabilities to explore new atomic processes at high intensity in the ultraviolet. By utilizing the nonlinear absorption of laser energy into a target material and the relativistic motion of electrons in the high charge state plasma produced by intensities exceeding 1019 W/cm2, it should be possible to exceed the deposition power density necessary to achieve amplification in the x-ray region.

Keywords

Recombination Xenon Krypton 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. McPherson
    • 1
  • K. Boyer
    • 1
  • H. Jara
    • 1
  • T. S. Luk
    • 1
  • I. A. McIntyre
    • 1
  • R. Rosman
    • 1
  • J. C. Solem
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. K. Rhodes
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory for Atomic, Molecular, and Radiation Physics Department of PhysicsUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Los Almos Natioal LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaUSA

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