Supported by the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports within the framework of the "Centres of Basic Research" programme, project LC528.
Date of the contract: May 9, 2005
In the Laser Plasma Research Centre, the plasma created by interaction of laser radiation with matter as well as the active laser plasma medium in gas lasers will be studied experimentally, theoretically, and by computer modelling. The pilot facility in the Centre is the kJ-laser system PALS with a new twin interaction chamber. The plasma produced by laser radiation at the target will be exploited e.g. as a source of highly stripped ions and of coherent and non-coherent x-rays. Other media suitable for generation of coherent x-rays are the pulsed high-current discharges. The studies will be focused on discharges in evacuated and gas-filled capillaries, on discharges burning along thin wires and other pinching discharges. The founders of the Centre are two academic and one University working units: Institute of Physics ASCR, v.v.i. , Institute of Plasma Physics ASCR, v.v.i. and the Czech Technical University in Prague (Faculty of Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering and Faculty of Electrical Engineering).