We report the first experimental study of plasmas created by photoionization of solid targets with focused soft x-ray laser light. The plasma properties are dominantly determined by material absorption, in agreement with model simulations.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas
M. Berrill, F. Brizuela, B. Langdon, H. Bravo, C. Menoni, and J. J. Rocca, "Photoionized Plasmas Created by Soft X-Ray Laser Irradiation of Solid Targets," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JWB5.