L-shell spectroscopy of neon and fluorine like copper ions from laser produced plasma

Channprit Kaur, S. Chaurasia*, Narendra Singh, John Pasley, Sunny Aggarwal, Man Mohan

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Ne, F, and O-like Rydberg resonance lines along with some of the inner shell satellite lines of Copper plasma, in the wavelength range of 7.9-9.5 Å, are experimentally observed using a thallium acid phthalate crystal spectrometer. The plasma is produced by the irradiation of a Cu target with a 15 J, 500 ps Nd: Glass laser with a focusable intensity up to 5 × 10 14 W/cm 2 . The observed lines result from the transitions among 2p-nd, 2p-ns, and 2s-nd (n = 4-6) levels. Transition wavelengths, transition probabilities, and oscillator strengths of these lines are calculated using the Multi-Configuration Dirac-Fock method. In this computation, the contribution of relativistic corrections such as two-body Breit corrections and QED corrections due to vacuum polarization and self-energy has also been considered. FLYCHK simulations are used to analyze the distribution of the various charge states of the Copper ions and to find the temperature and density of plasma. Moreover, the effect of self-absorption of the plasma (opacity), as well as of suprathermal electrons on charge state distribution of ions, is also studied. The synthetic spectrum provides a best-match with the experimental spectrum at a laser intensity of 1.3 × 10 14 W/cm 2 for T c = 150 eV, T h = 1000 eV, f = 0.008, and density 4.5 × 10 20 cm −3 .The temperature and density ranges are also calculated using a radiative hydrodynamic code. The calculated temperature and density range are in agreement with the experimentally determined values. The effect of the change in laser intensity on the L-shell spectrum of Cu is studied which indicates the switching between lower (Cu XX) and higher charge states (Cu XXI and Cu XXII) at higher laser intensities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023301
Number of pages13
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number2
Early online date7 Feb 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Feb 2019

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