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Title: Time-resolved Kα spectroscopy measurements of hot-electron equilibration dynamics in thin-foil solid targets: Collisional and collective effects

Time-resolved Kα spectroscopy measurements from high-intensity laser interactions with thin-foil solid targets are reviewed. Thin Cu foils were irradiated with 1- to 10-J, 1-ps pulses at focused intensities from 1018 to 1019 W/cm2. The experimental data show Kα-emission pulse widths from 3 to 6 ps, increasing with laser intensity. The time-resolved Kα-emission data are compared to a hot-electron transport and Kα-production model that includes collisional electron-energy coupling, resistive heating, and electromagnetic field effects. The experimental data show good agreement with the model when a reduced ponderomotive scaling is used to describe the initial mean hot-electron energy over the relevant intensity range.
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  1. Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
NA0001944; Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC02-0; SC-0012317
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. B, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 22; Journal ID: ISSN 0953-4075
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
Country of Publication:
United States
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; K-shell spectroscopy; high-intensity laser; plasma