The Creation of Radiation Dominated Plasmas Using Laboratory X-Ray Lasers

G. J. Tallents*, Sarah Wilson, V. Aslanyan, A. West, A. K. Rossall, C. S. Menoni, J. J. Rocca

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When short wavelength extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and X-ray laser radiation is focused onto solid targets, narrow deep features are ablated and a dense, low-temperature plasma is formed. We examine the radiation dominated plasma formed by 46.9 nm laser radiation focused onto solids and show that ionisation can be significantly modified by electron degeneracy effects. Some experimental and theoretical considerations for investigating the interaction of capillary discharge lasers operating at 46.9 nm with solid and gas targets are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-Ray Lasers 2016 - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783319730240
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2018
Event15th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, ICXRL 2016 - Nara, Japan
Duration: 22 May 201627 May 2016

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics


Conference15th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, ICXRL 2016

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