Experimental spectra of hot dense plasmas of aluminium produced by the interaction of a subpicosecond laser with solid targets at 1016 and 5 × 1017 W/cm2 are analyzed and discussed. A detailed analysis of the K-shell spectra is given through time-dependent calculations of atomic physics postprocessed to Fokker-Planck calculations of the laser-matter interaction. The non-Maxwellian character of the electron distribution function is shown. An evaluation of the electronic density and of the ion temperature 7i will be presented through Stark line broadening calculations. An X-ray spectrum from a Tantalum target also will be presented along with a preliminary interpretation.