X-ray laser as a tool for imaging plasmas

S. B. Libby, L. B. Da Silva, T. W. Barbee, R. Cauble, P. Celliers, H. R. Lee, R. A. London, Dennis L Matthews, S. Mrowka, J. C. Moreno, D. Ress, J. E. Trebes, A. Wan, F. Weber, B. Van Wonterghem

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The x-ray laser is now being used as a tool for measuring the behavior of hot dense plasmas. In particular, the 155 angstrom Yttrium laser has been used to study transient plasmas by both radiography and Moire deflectometry. These techniques have been used to probe plasma at electron densities exceeding 1022 cm-3 the short pulse of this x-ray laser probe has made it possible to directly image ion densities in directly driven thin foils to an accuracy of 1-2 μm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE LEOS Annual Meeting - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 2) - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Oct 31 1994Nov 3 1994


OtherProceedings of the 1994 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting. Part 1 (of 2)
CityBoston, MA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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