A novel target design utilizing hollow pyramid geometry is studied as a radiation source of electrons, protons, and Ka x-rays. Experiments compare this source to flat foil and circular cone targets under similar laser conditions.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas
G. Dyer, B. Cho, D. Symes, T. Ditmire, T. Ohkubo, S. Gaillard, Y. Sentoku, N. Renard-Le Galloudec, and T. Cowan, "Pyramidal Targets as an Advanced Radiation Source in Laser-Solid Interactions," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JThE82.
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