Thomson scattering measurement of a shock in laser-produced counter-streaming plasmas

T. Morita, Y. Sakawa, K. Tomita, T. Ide, Y. Kuramitsu, K. Nishio, K. Nakayama, K. Inoue, T. Moritaka, H. Ide, M. Kuwada, K. Tsubouchi, K. Uchino, H. Takabe

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We report the first direct measurement of temporally and spatially resolved plasma temperatures at a shock as well as its spatial structure and propagation in laser-produced counter-streaming plasmas. Two shocks are formed in counter-streaming collisionless plasmas early in time, and they propagate opposite directions. This indicates the existence of counter-streaming collisionless flows to keep exciting the shocks, even though the collisional effects increase later in time. The shock images are observed with optical diagnostics, and the upstream and downstream plasma parameters of one of the shocks are measured using Thomson scattering technique.

Original languageEnglish
Article number092115
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume20
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Thomson scattering measurement of a shock in laser-produced counter-streaming plasmas'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this