Analysis of the X-ray and time-resolved XUV emission of laser produced Xe and Kr plasmas

S. Bastiani-Ceccotti, N. Kontogiannopoulos, J. R. Marquès, Stylianos Tzortzakis, L. Lecherbourg, F. Thais, I. Matsushima, O. Peyrusse, C. Chenais-Popovics

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A frequency-doubled laser beam of the Nd:glass kilojoule nanosecond LULI2000 facility (1.5 ns duration, 200-400 J energy, 0.53 μm wavelength) was focused on a Xe or Kr gas jet. The plasma was simultaneously diagnosed with X-ray (in the wavelength range of 6-8 Å for Kr and of 12-15 Å for Xe) and time-resolved XUV (20-200 Å) emission spectroscopy. Electron density and temperature as well as the ionization charge were measured by time-resolved Thomson scattering of the heating laser pulse. The spectra are compared with the calculations performed with the NLTE collisional-radiative code AVERROES/TRANSPEC. Best fits of the X-ray and XUV spectra obtained are presented. The measured charge distribution and dynamics is analyzed using the simultaneous Thomson scattering diagnostic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
JournalHigh Energy Density Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - May 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • High-Z plasmas
  • L-shell spectra
  • M-shell spectra
  • Non-LTE plasmas
  • Plasma spectroscopy
  • XUV emission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Bastiani-Ceccotti, S., Kontogiannopoulos, N., Marquès, J. R., Tzortzakis, S., Lecherbourg, L., Thais, F., Matsushima, I., Peyrusse, O., & Chenais-Popovics, C. (2007). Analysis of the X-ray and time-resolved XUV emission of laser produced Xe and Kr plasmas. High Energy Density Physics, 3(1-2), 20-27.