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In this work, we report on the characterization of pulsed soft X-rays emitted from laser-produced plasma by different targets. The measurements were performed in a vacuum stainless-steel chamber at 10−7 mbar. The plasma was generated by a pulsed KrF excimer laser of 248 nm laser wavelength, operating with a single shot regime and having pulses of 23 ns full width at half maximum. The beam was focused on pure Si, Cu and Ta targets. The laser energies were 40, 80 and 120 mJ. The beam was focused on a spot of about 0.01 cm2 with a resulting irradiance of 1.7, 3.5 and 5.2×108 W cm−2. The detector used was a very sensitive Faraday cup which, when properly biased, was able to record time-resolved signals of X-rays and to estimate their energy. The X-ray energy values found were compared with the ion temperature of the target plasma, fitting the time-resolved ion current signals by the shifted Maxwell …
Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 
1 Oct 2010

MV Siciliano, A Lorusso, L Velardi, V Nassisi

Biblio References: 
Volume: 165 Issue: 6-10 Pages: 652-658
Radiation Effects & Defects in Solids: Incorporating Plasma Science & Plasma Technology