Intense ultrashort-pulse laser-solid interactions for soft X-ray generation

D. Umstadter, X. Liu, J. Workman

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Short-pulse high-intensity laser-plasma interactions are investigated numerically with a fluid code and experimentally with optical and x-ray diagnostics. The emitted x-ray spectrum is characterized in the vicinity of the water window for laser intensities of 4 x 101 W/cm2 and pulsewidths of 400 fs. Optimization of the x-ray pulsewidth using these results is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-89
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jul 8 1993
Externally publishedYes
EventShort-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications II 1993 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jan 17 1993Jan 22 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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