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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2006
  • pp: 730–732

Tomographic reconstruction of high-energy-density plasmas with picosecond temporal resolution

K. L. Baker  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 6, pp. 730-732 (2006)

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Three-dimensional reconstruction of the electron density in a plasma can be obtained by passing multiple beams at different field angles simultaneously through a plasma and performing a tomographic reconstruction of the measured field-dependent phase profiles. A relatively simple experimental setup is proposed and simulations are carried out to verify the technique. The plasma distribution is modeled as a discrete number of phase screens, and a Zernike polynomial representation of the phase screens is used to reconstruct the plasma profile.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: December 7, 2005

K. L. Baker, "Tomographic reconstruction of high-energy-density plasmas with picosecond temporal resolution," Opt. Lett. 31, 730-732 (2006)

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