Absorption of femtosecond laser pulses in high-density plasma

R. Fedosejevs, R. Ottmann, R. Sigel, G. K̈hnle, S. Szatmari, F. P. Schäfer

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The absorption of 250-fs KrF laser pulses incident on solid targets of aluminum and gold has been measured as a function of polarization and angle of incidence for the intensity range of 10142.5×1015 W cm-2. Maximum absorption of over 60% occurs for p-polarized radiation at angles of incidence in the range of 48°57°. The measured results are in agreement with absorption on a steep density gradient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1250-1253
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - jan. 1 1990


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Fedosejevs, R., Ottmann, R., Sigel, R., K̈hnle, G., Szatmari, S., & Schäfer, F. P. (1990). Absorption of femtosecond laser pulses in high-density plasma. Physical review letters, 64(11), 1250-1253. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.64.1250