Recent experiments on the hydrodynamics of laser-produced plasmas conducted at the PALS laboratory

D. Batani, R. Dezulian, R. Redaelli, R. Benocci, H. Stabile, F. Canova, T. Desai, G. Lucchini, E. Krousky, K. Masek, M. Pfeifer, J. Skala, R. Dudzak, B. Rus, J. Ullschmied, V. Malka, J. Faure, M. Koenig, J. Limpouch, W. NazarovD. Pepler, K. Nagai, T. Norimatsu, H. Nishimura

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Abstract

We present a series of experimental results, and their interpretation, connected to various aspects of the hydrodynamics of laser produced plasmas. Experiments were performed using the Prague PALS iodine laser working at 0.44 mu m wavelength and irradiances up to a few 10(14)W/cm(2). By adopting large focal spots and smoothed laser beams, the lateral energy transport and lateral expansion have been avoided. Therefore we could reach a quasi one-dimensional regime for which experimental results can be more easily and property compared to available analytical models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-141
Number of pages15
JournalLaser and Particle Beams
Volume25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • equation of state
  • laboratory astrophysics
  • plasma hydrodynamics
  • shock acceleration
  • shock pressure
  • smoothing
  • INERTIAL CONFINEMENT FUSION
  • DRIVEN SHOCK EXPERIMENTS
  • OF-STATE DATA
  • PLASTIC FOAMS
  • HIGH-PRESSURE
  • TEMPERATURE-MEASUREMENTS
  • EXTREME CONDITIONS
  • RADIATIVE SHOCKS
  • CLUSTER BEAMS
  • PHASE-DIAGRAM

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