The scaling of the hot electron temperature, T/sub h/, with laser intensity, I, has been studied with the laser-shockfront interaction apparatus. The preliminary result for 500 psec laser pulses of intensity I approx. 10/sup 14/ W/cm/sup 2/ is T/sub h/ infinity I/sup ..cap alpha../, where ..cap alpha.. = .35 to .40.
Date: October 1, 1979
Creator: Yablonovitch, Eli
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