Collective Thomson scattering measurements of electron feature using stimulated Brillouin scattering in laser-produced plasmas

N. Bolouki, K. Sakai, T. Y. Huang, S. Isayama, Y. L. Liu, C. W. Peng, C. H. Chen, N. Khasanah, H. H. Chu, T. Moritaka, K. Tomita, Y. Sato, K. Uchino, T. Morita, S. Matsukiyo, Y. Hara, H. Shimogawara, Y. Sakawa, S. Sakata, S. KojimaS. Fujioka, Y. Shoji, S. Tomiya, R. Yamazaki, M. Koenig, Y. Kuramitsu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

Collective Thomson scattering (CTS) has been applied to laser-produced plasmas with Gekko XII HIPER laser facility. A scheme of stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) has been used in CTS measurements for the first time. Utilizing SBS shortens the probe pulse, which increases the scattered power, and thus collected scattered signal of CTS. Therefore, a lower energy probe laser can be used for given background emission levels to avoid probe heating, which is crucial for plasmas with low electron temperature. Both electron and ion features of CTS have been successfully detected by using the SBS technique. The spatial profile of electron density, temperature, and drift velocity have been estimated in an ablation plasma. In addition to the local measurements with CTS, a global structure of plasmas has been obtained with optical imaging of the self-emission of plasmas and the interferometry. In the aspects of drift velocity and plasma density, the local and global information are in good agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-88
Number of pages7
JournalHigh Energy Density Physics
Volume32
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Collective Thomson scattering measurements of electron feature using stimulated Brillouin scattering in laser-produced plasmas'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this