Interaction of explosively driven dense plasmas with a low-intensity laser radiation

Y. Zaporozhets, V. Minstev, V. Gryaznov, V. Fortov, Heidi Reinholz, G. Ropke

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    The results of first experiments on reflectivity of polarized light on an explosively driven dense xenon plasma are presented. The study of polarized reflectivity properties of the plasma was accomplished using a laser light of wavelength λ = 1064 nm and at incident angles θ = 0–30°. With density ρ = 2.7 g cm−3, pressure P = 10.5 GPa and temperatures up to T ~ 3104 K of the investigated plasma, conditions with strong Coulomb interaction (the nonideality parameter up to Г ~ 2.0) were present. Reflectivities, which were calculated via the Helmholtz equation incorporating a density profile for the plasma surface, are compared to the experimental results.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)Article number 214063, 5pp
    JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
    Issue number21
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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