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Accession Number DE2012-1045921
Title Demonstration of a Plasma Mirror Based on a Laminar Flow Water Film.
Publication Date 2012
Media Count 10p
Personal Author A. Gonsalves A. J. Shu C. Toth D. Panasenko K. Nakamura N. H. Matlis W. P. Leemans
Abstract A plasma mirror based on a laminar water film with low flow speed (0.5 2 cm/s) has been developed and characterized, for use as an ultra-high intensity optical reflector. The use of flowing water as a target surface automatically results in each laser pulse seeing a new interaction surface and avoids the need for mechanical scanning of the target surface. In addition, the breakdown of water does not produce contaminating debris that can be deleterious to vacuum chamber conditions and optics such as is the case when using conventional solid targets. The mirror exhibits 70% reflectivity, while maintaining high-quality of the reflected spot.
Keywords Accelerators
Lasers
Mirrors
Optics
Plasma
Reflectivity
Targets
Vacuum chamber


 
Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 46 - Physics
Corporate Author Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1226
Contract Number DE-AC02-05CH11231

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