Greater than 1019 Wcm-2 irradiances for laser/plasma interaction studies

Walsh, F.N., Barr, J.R.M., Barzanti, L.J., Danson, C.N., Ebbage, M.D., Edwards, C.B., Gander, M.J., Hanna, D.C., Hughes, D.W., Hutchinson, M.H.R., Key, M.H., Majdabadi, A.A., Mercer, I.P., Neely, D., Norreys, P.A., Pepler, D.A., Rivers, S.A., Taday, P.F., Toner, W.T. and Winstone, T.B. (1994) Greater than 1019 Wcm-2 irradiances for laser/plasma interaction studies. In, Rose, S.J. (eds.) Laser Interaction with Matter: Proceedings of the 23rd European Conference, St.John's College, Oxford, 19-23rd September 1994 23rd. ECLIM 94 Bristol, GB, Institute of Physics Publishing, 451-454. (Institute of Physics Conference Series, 140).


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Peak irradiances in excess of 1019 Wcm?2 have been delivered to target with the VULCXN Nd:glass laser using chirped pulse amplification (CPA). Recent developments have achieved sub picosecond pulses with compressed output powers of 35 TW in a single large aperture beam, with focused intensities on target in excess of 1019 Wcm?2.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 0750301937 (hardback)
9780750301930 (hardback)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 77172
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
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