J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 321-324
Efficient coupling of 527 nm laser beam power to a long scalelength plasmaJ.D. Moody1, L. Divol1, S.H. Glenzer1, A.J. MacKinnon1, D.H. Froula1, G. Gregori1, W.L. Kruer1, N.B. Meezan1, L.J. Suter1, E.A. Williams1, R. Bahr2 and W. Seka2
1 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, PO Box 808, Livermore, CA 94551, USA
2 University of Rochester, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Rochester, NY, USA
We experimentally demonstrate that application of laser smoothing schemes including smoothing by spectral dispersion (SSD) and polarization smoothing (PS) increases the intensity range for efficient coupling of frequency doubled (527 nm) laser light to a long scalelength plasma with n/n and T keV.
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