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Abstract

The conversion of laser light into soft X-rays by irradiation of a high-Z material is investigated theoretically for open, planar geometry. The material may be subdivided into a hot, low-density conversion layer, optically thin for the X-rays, and a dense, optically thick reemission zone. The two layers are coupled through radiation only. Dimensional analysis yields asymptotic expressions for the X-ray conversion efficiency and the reemission coefficient and hence for the total converted flux from the target.

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Authors: SIGEL R, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching (DE);EIDMANN K, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching (DE);LAVARENNE F, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching (DE);SCHMALZ R F, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: The Physics of Fluids B, Vol. 2 (1990) No. 1, pp. 199-207
Record Number: 199011457 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
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