A study of the dynamics of the x-ray emission from a point-like Al plasma produced by tight-focusing laser irradiation of a thick target is reported. Two-dimensional maps of the x-ray emission calculated at selected wavelengths show that, due to the rapid expansion cooling, x-ray emission mostly originates from a thin spatial layer. These properties enabled the results of the simulations to be compared with time-resolved x-ray spectra obtained under well-controlled experimental conditions. The outcome of this comparison is discussed in details, in view of the results reported in a recently published Letter [L. A. Gizzi, C. A. Cecchetti, M. Galimberti, A. Giulietti, D. Giulietti, L. Labate, S. Laville, and B. Tomassini, Phys. Plasmas 10, 4601 (2003)]. Moreover, the x-ray-reabsorption issues and the role of the Doppler decoupling mechanism in the presence of the strong velocity gradient typical of our experimental condition are discussed, also in view of a possible dedicated experiment. (c) 2005 American Institute of Physics.
|Autori:||Labate L; Cecchetti CA; Galimberti M; Giulietti A; Giulietti D; Gizzi LA|
|Titolo:||Detailed characterization of the early x-ray emission of a plasma produced by point-like laser irradiation of solid Al targets|
|Anno del prodotto:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1063/1.1987618|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|