Measurement of laser-plasma electron density with a soft X-ray laser deflectometer

D. Ress, L. B. DaSilva, R. A. London, J. E. Trebes, S. Mrowka, R. J. Procassini, T. W. Barbee, D. E. Lehr

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Abstract

A soft x-ray laser (wavelength λ = 15.5 nanometers) was used to create a moiré deflectogram of a high-density, laser-produced plasma. The use of deflectometry at this short wavelength permits measurement of the density spatial profile in a long-scalelength (3 millimeters), high-density plasma. A peak density of 3.2 × 1021 per cubic centimeter was recorded.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)514-517
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume265
Issue number5171
StatePublished - Jul 22 1994
Externally publishedYes

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    Ress, D., DaSilva, L. B., London, R. A., Trebes, J. E., Mrowka, S., Procassini, R. J., Barbee, T. W., & Lehr, D. E. (1994). Measurement of laser-plasma electron density with a soft X-ray laser deflectometer. Science, 265(5171), 514-517.