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On the use of gas jet targets for laser plasma interaction physics with nanosecond laser pulses

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Victor Malka

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The implementation of gas jet targets appears to be a very attractive alternative to pre-exploded thin foils targets for relativistic laser plasma interactions. In this article, we report a review of recent results obtained by focusing a nanosecond laser beam onto a gas jet target. The benefit of gas jet targets for the generation of homogeneous and large scale plasmas, which are of interest for a MJ program will be presented. Additionally, laser beam smoothing, the studies of parametric instabilities (Raman and Brillouin) and applications in atomic physic in warm and dense plasmas will be discussed.

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hal-00502846 , version 1 (15-07-2010)

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Victor Malka. On the use of gas jet targets for laser plasma interaction physics with nanosecond laser pulses. Journal de Physique IV Proceedings, 2006, 133, pp.289-294. ⟨10.1051/jp4:2006133057⟩. ⟨hal-00502846⟩
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