Holographic Interferometry Using Twenty-Picosecond UV Pulses to Obtain Time Resolved Hydro Measurements of Selenium and Gold Plasmas
When high power laser pulses irradiate various targets in fusion research, high density plasmas are formed very rapidly. Characterizing and controlling these plasmas are primary goals in ICF (Inertially Confined Fusion) research. Holographic interferometry is an optical technique used routinely at KMS Fusion to visualize and delineate the plasma density gradients. Many types of targets are used in the experiments. Selenium and gold disks are compared in this paper.
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