Conversion of laser light into soft X-rays Part I: Dimensional analysis
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.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: The Physics of Fluids B, Vol. 2 (1990) No. 1, pp. 199-207
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