J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr2-515-Pr2-518
Development of a X-UV Michelson interferometer for probing laser produced plasmas with a X-ray laserS. Hubert1, 2, Ph. Zeitoun1, E. Béchir2, L. Vanbostal1, A. Carillon1, F. Delmotte3, P. Fourcade1, M. Idir1, S. Le Pape1, M.F. Ravet3, D. Ros1 and G. Jamelot1
1 LSAI, Université Paris-Sud, bâtiment 350, 91405 Orsay cedex, France
2 CEA/DAM, Centre de Bruyères-le Chatel, 91680 Bruyères-le-Chatel, France
3 IOTA, Université Paris-Sud, bâtiment 503, 91403 Orsay cedex, France
We have developed and used a soft x-ray Michelson interferometer to probe large laser-produced plasmas. The aim investigated is to obtain electron density profiles and thus important informations on the plasma dynamic. This paper describes our design and presents some preliminary results using a nickel-like x-ray laser operating at 13.9 nm. Wewill present numericals results which show the interest of using x-ray laser to probe laser-produced plasma by interferometry.
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