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Ultra-bright keV X-ray source generated by relativistic femtosecond laser pulse interaction with thin foils and its possible application for HEDS investigations

  • A.Y. Faenov (a1) (a2), T.A. Pikuz (a2) (a3), G.A. Vergunova (a4), S.A. Pikuz (a2) (a5), I.Y. Skobelev (a2) (a5), A. Andreev (a6) (a7), A. Zhidkov (a3) and R. Kodama (a1) (a3)...

It was shown (Faenov et al., 2015b) that the energy of femtosecond laser pulses with relativistic intensity approaching to ~1021 W/cm2 is efficiently converted to X-ray radiation and produces exotic states in solid density plasma periphery. We propose and show by one-dimensional two-temperature hydrodynamic modeling, that applying two such unique ultra-bright X-ray sources with intensities above 1017 W/cm2 – allow to generate shock waves with strength of up to some hundreds Mbar, which could give new opportunities for studies of matter in extreme conditions.

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: A.Y. Faenov, Open and Transdisciplinary Research Iniatives, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka, Japan. E-mail:
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