Detailed characterization of hot electrons (HE) driven by interaction of intense laser beams with solids is important for advancement in high-energy-density-physics and development of alternate schemes for inertial confinement fusion. Experiments performed at laser system PALS revealed a significant delay between the maximum of the laser pulse and HE generation. Applied combination of X-ray spectroscopy with atomic physics offers a novel approach to HE characterization inside near solid density matter.
Contact: Oldřich Renner
Collaborating institutions: Institute of Plasma Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany, Sorbonne Université, Faculté des Sciences et Ingénierie, Paris, France, LULI, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, Centre Lasers Intenses et Applications, University of Bordeaux, France, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology MIPT, Russia, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Moscow, Russia