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Laser-induced effects on the aluminium He-β transition

Woolsey, N.C., Chambers, D.M., Courtois, C., Förster, E., Gregory, C.D., Hall, I.M., Howe, J., Renner, O. and Uschmann, I. (2006) Laser-induced effects on the aluminium He-β transition. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 99 (1-3). pp. 680-689. ISSN 0022-4073

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Strong oscillating electric fields modify the emission spectra of ions and can result in the appearance of additional field-induced satellites, field ionisation, and alter spectral line shapes. In addition, these high fields may alter the atomic kinetics. Experiments observing these strong oscillating electric fields in highly ionised systems are limited. Here we describe experiments using a combination of long and short pulse lasers to look for field-induced satellites, and spectral line shape modification in uniform well-characterised plasmas. A hydrogen-like and helium-like aluminium plasma was preformed using a long-duration (1 ns), moderate intensity (1014 W/cm2) laser pulse. A second short-duration (10 ps), high-intensity (5×1016 W/cm) laser pulse was propagated transversally through this plasma to locally modify the oscillating electric field. The X-ray spectra were recorded using high-dispersion, high-luminosity spectrometers providing spatial resolution. Current analysis indicates that the predicted strong field effects have not been identified.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Physics (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2009 11:16
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2009 11:16
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jqsrt.2005.05.054
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V.
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jqsrt.2005.05.054
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6826

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