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Title: Measurements of electron density profiles using an angular filter refractometer

A novel diagnostic technique, angular filter refractometry (AFR), has been developed to characterize high-density, long-scale-length plasmas relevant to high-energy-density physics experiments. AFR measures plasma densities up to 10{sup 21} cm{sup −3} with a 263-nm probe laser and is used to study the plasma expansion from CH foil and spherical targets that are irradiated with ∼9 kJ of ultraviolet (351-nm) laser energy in a 2-ns pulse. The data elucidate the temporal evolution of the plasma profile for the CH planar targets and the dependence of the plasma profile on target radius for CH spheres.
Authors:
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  1. Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14636 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22253001
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ELECTRON DENSITY; IRRADIATION; LASERS; PLASMA DENSITY; PLASMA EXPANSION; PLASMA RADIAL PROFILES; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION