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Abstract

Gold cavity targets were irradiated with 0.44 µm laser light at intensities up to 2.6 x 1.0 E13 W/cm2. The outward motion of the cavity wall was investigated by simultaneous optical and X-ray shadowgraphy. The wall motion was attributed to the pressure generated by an ablative heat wave, driven by the soft X-rays in the cavity. The observed transparency of the cavities for the X-rays used for shadowgraphy allowed the determination of the density profile of the cavity wall which decayed possibly due to fragmentation.

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Authors: FÖLDES I B, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching bei München (DE);SIGEL R, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching bei München (DE);SHI-SHENG C, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching bei München (DE);EIDMANN K, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching bei München (DE);SCHMALZ R F, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching bei München (DE);TSAKIRIS G D, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching bei München (DE);WITKOWSKI S, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching bei München (DE);FOLDES I B, Max-Planck-Institut fur Quantenoptik, Garching bei Munchen (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Laser and Particle Beams Vol.6 (1988), Part 2, pp.123-139
Record Number: 198910688 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en