Channprit, K., Chaurasia, S., Poswal, A., Munda, D. S., Rossall, A. K., Deo, M. N. and Sharma, S. M. (2017) K-shell X-ray spectroscopy of laser produced aluminum plasma. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 187. pp. 20-29. ISSN 0022-4073

Optimization of a laser produced plasma (LPP) X-ray source has been performed by analyzing K-shell
emission spectra of Al plasma at a laser intensity of 1013-1014 W/cm2. The effect of varying the laser intensity on the emissivity of the K-shell resonance lines is studied and found to follow a power law, E α I α with α=2.2, 2.3, 2.4 for Heβ, Heγ, Heδ respectively. The emission of these resonance lines has been found to be heavily anisotropic. A Python language based code has been developed to generate an intensity profile of K-shell spectral lines from the raw data. In theoretical calculations, the temperature is
estimated by taking the ratio of the Li-like satellite (1s2 2p-1s2p3p) and the Heβ (1s2
-1s3p) resonance line and the ratio of the He-like satellite (1s2p-2p2 ) and the Lyα (1s-2p) resonance line. To determine the plasma density, stark broadening of the Lyβ spectral line is used. Simulation was carried out using the FLYCHK code to generate a synthetic emission spectrum. The results obtained by FLYCHK are Te=160 eV, Th=1 keV, f=0.008, ne=5 x 1020 cm-3 and the analytical model resulted Te=260-419 eV and ne=3x1020

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