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Progress in Plasma Processing of Materials, 1997

ISBN:
1-56700-093-2 (Print)

Action of ultra-short laser pulses on matter

V. V. Kostin
High Energy Density Research Center OIVTRAS, IVTAN, 127412, Moscow, Izhorskaya 13/19, Russia

N. E. Andreev
High Energy Density Research Center OIVTRAS, IVTAN, 127412, Moscow, Izhorskaya 13/19, Russia

Abstract

The interaction of intense (1015 < I < 1017 W/cm2) subpicosecond (0. 1 < t < O.5 ps) normally incident laser pulses with solid targets is investigated. Target material heating, redistribution of the absorbed energy in the target, plasma creation and shock wave generation are investigated.