High intensity laser-generating plasmas in forward direction in thin films and Thomson parabola spectrometer monitorage
2010 (English)Report (Other academic)
Asterix laser at PALS Laboratory of Prague, operating at 1315 nm fundamental wavelength, 300 ps pulse duration, 1016 W/cm2 intensity and single pulse mode, was employed to irradiate thin hydrogenated targets placed in high vacuum. Non-equilibrium plasmas were obtained in forward direction, i.e. along the normal to the target surface on the rear of the irradiated thin films. Plasmas were monitored with different ion detectors, placed around the direction normal to the target. The main detector was a Thomson parabola spectrometer aligned along the normal in forward direction. This spectrometer permits to provide many plasma parameters concerning the involved ions (energy, charge state, mass,...) obtained in a single laser shot. The spectrometer images, obtained by using a MCP coupled to a fast CCD camera, can be processed by a comparison with the simulation data obtained by a proper software. High ion energies and charge states have been obtained as a function of the laser parameters, target thickness and composition and irradiation conditions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, LNS Activity Report, ISSN 1837-1561 ; 2010
Laser-plasma, Plasma diagnostics, TOF detectors, thin film
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-109921OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-109921DiVA: diva2:741645
Sid 180-183 i LNS Activity Report 20102014-08-282014-08-282014-10-03Bibliographically approved