Characterization of plasmas produced by laser-gas jet interaction

Malka, V.; Faure, J.; Amiranoff, F.
July 2001
Physics of Plasmas;Jul2001, Vol. 8 Issue 7, p3467
Academic Journal
An experiment has been performed with one of the six nanosecond beams of the Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses laser facility in order to create long scale uniform plasmas over a wide range of electron density (1x10[sup 19]-1.6x10[sup 20] cm[sup -3]) and electron temperature (0.5-1.3 keV). Electron density and temperature evolution have been measured using Thomson scattering. Numerical simulations obtained by using a simple model are presented. Scaling law related electron density and electron temperature have been established in agreement with experimental data. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.


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