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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 19 — Sep. 14, 2009
  • pp: 16379–16384

K-shell x-ray emission enhancement via self-guided propagation of intense laser pulses in Ar clusters

Feng Liu, Li-Ming Chen, Xiao-Xuan Lin, Feng Liu, Jing-Long Ma, Run-Ze Li, Yu-Tong Li, Zhao-Hua Wang, Shou-Jun Wang, Zhi-Yi Wei, and Jie Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 19, pp. 16379-16384 (2009)

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K-shell x-ray at about 3 keV emitted from Ar clusters irradiated by 110mJ 55 fs intense laser pulses is studied. The x-ray flux is optimized by moving the nozzle away from the focus of the laser pulse. The total flux of K-shell x-ray photons in 4π reaches a maximum of 4.5×109 photons/shot with a conversion efficiency of 2.5×10−5 when the nozzle displacement is 2 mm and a long plasma channel is observed by a probe beam.

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Atomic and Molecular Physics

Original Manuscript: July 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2009
Published: August 31, 2009

Feng Liu, Li-Ming Chen, Xiao-Xuan Lin, Feng Liu, Jing-Long Ma, Run-Ze Li, Yu-Tong Li, Zhao-Hua Wang, Shou-Jun Wang, Zhi-Yi Wei, and Jie Zhang, "K-shell x-ray emission enhancement via self-guided propagation of intense laser pulses in Ar clusters," Opt. Express 17, 16379-16384 (2009)

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