Control of bright picosecond X-ray emission from intense subpicosecond laser-plasma interactions

J. Workman, A. Maksimchuk, X. Liu, U. Ellenberger, J. S. Coe, C. Y. Chien, Donald P Umstadter

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Abstract

Using temporally and spectrally resolved diagnostics, we show that the pulse duration of laser-produced soft x rays emitted from solid targets can be controlled, permitting a reduction to as short as a few picoseconds. To enable this control, only a single parameter must be adjusted, namely, the intensity of the high-contrast ultrashort laser pulse (400 fs). These results are found to be in qualitative agreement with a simple model of radiation from a collisionally dominated atomic system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2324-2327
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume75
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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Control of bright picosecond X-ray emission from intense subpicosecond laser-plasma interactions. / Workman, J.; Maksimchuk, A.; Liu, X.; Ellenberger, U.; Coe, J. S.; Chien, C. Y.; Umstadter, Donald P.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 75, No. 12, 01.01.1995, p. 2324-2327.

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Workman, J. ; Maksimchuk, A. ; Liu, X. ; Ellenberger, U. ; Coe, J. S. ; Chien, C. Y. ; Umstadter, Donald P. / Control of bright picosecond X-ray emission from intense subpicosecond laser-plasma interactions. In: Physical Review Letters. 1995 ; Vol. 75, No. 12. pp. 2324-2327.
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