J. Phys. IV France
Volume 11, Numéro PR2, Juillet 2001
X-Ray Lasers 2000
Page(s) Pr2-579 - Pr2-582
7th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers

J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr2-579-Pr2-582

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20012115

Heating of planar rnetal targets by ultrashort laser pulses

Z. Liu, R. Li, W. Yu and Z.Z. Xu

Laboratory for High Intensity Optics, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 800-211, Shanghai 201800, China

The interactions of ultrashort laser pulses with planar metal targets are investigated theoretically. The electron temperature as a function of time is derived based on the one-dimensional, two-temperature diffusion model. The valid range of laser duration under the approximation of ultrashort pulses and an expression of the attainable highest electron temperature for the ultrashort pulses laser heating have been obtained.

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