A new technique for X-ray spectroscopy of laser-plasmas with simultaneous 2D spatial resolution over a broad spectral range

Year: 2012

Authors: Labate L., Cecchetti C.A., Giulietti A., Giulietti D., Gizzi LA., Koester P., Levato T., Pathak N.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy; Sezione di Pisa, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa, Italy; Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Italy

Abstract: Over the past few years, a new X-ray diagnostic technique has been developed by the group of the Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory of the CNR in Pisa. Here we give a brief description of this new diagnostic tool, which basically allows X-ray spectroscopy of laser-produced plasmas to be performed over a broad photon energy range with a simultaneous 2D spatial resolution. An outline of recent results will be also given in order to assess the diagnostic capabilities.

Place: Queens Univ, Belfast, NORTH IRELAND

More Information: The authors wish to acknowledge support from the Italian MIUR projects FISR Impianti innovativi multiscopo per la produzione di radiazione X ed ultravioletta, FIRB BLISS – Broadband Laser for ICF Strategic Studies and SPARX and PRIN Studio della generazione e della propagazione di elettroni rapidi. They also acknowledge support from the INFN project PLASMONX and the EU FP7 program HiPER. The access to the laser facilities in Europe was granted by the LASERLAB initiative of the EU FP6.
KeyWords: hot electron diagnostics; Inertial Confinement Fusion; laser-produced plasmas; X-ray spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1063/1.4707872