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Data for: Bremsstrahlung emission and plasma characterization driven by moderately relativistic laser–plasma interactions

Singh, S.; Armstrong, C. D.; Kang, N.; Ren, L.; Liu, H.; Hua, N.; Rusby, D. R.; Klimo, O.; Versaci, R.; Zhang, Y.; Sun, M.; Zhu, B.; Lei, A.; Ouyang, X.; Lancia, L.; Laso Garcia, A.; Wagner, A.; Cowan, T. E.; Zhu, J.; Schlegel, T.; Weber, S.; McKenna, P.; Neely, D.; Tikhonchuk, V.; Kumar, D.

Relativistic electrons generated by the interaction of petawatt-class short laser pulses with solid targets can be used to generate bright x-rays via bremsstrahlung. The efficiency of laser energy transfer into these electrons depends on multiple parameters including the focused intensity and pre-plasma level. This paper reports experimental results from the interaction of a high intensity petawatt-class glass laser pulses with solid targets at a maximum intensity of 1019 W cm−2. In-situ measurements of specularly reflected light are used to provide an upper bound of laser absorption and to characterize focused laser intensity, the pre-plasma level and the generation mechanism of second harmonic light. The measured spectrum of electrons and bremsstrahlung radiation provide information about the efficiency of laser energy transfer.

Keywords: Plasma physics; Bremsstrahlung; Laser-plasma

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