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Diagnostics of x-ray laser plasmas (Invited Paper)
Author(s): Hector A. Baldis; Bruno LaFontaine; James Dunn; G. D. Enright; David M. Villeneuve; Mordecai D. Rosen; Dennis L. Matthews
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Paper Abstract

Thomson scattering, X-ray diagnostics and optical interferometry are employed to characterize both collisionally excited and recombination X-ray laser plasmas. Spatially and time-resolved Thomson scattering spectra from carbon plasmas provide the electron and ion temperatures, which are compared with hydrodynamic computer modelling. The electron density is inferred from the recorded interferograms. Time-integrated X-ray spectra in the keV range are used to characterize very precisely the optimum irradiance conditions for lasing in Ne-like germanium plasmas. Also, electron temperatures obtained with the 5C/4C line ratio, assuming a PLTE model, are compared to Thomson scattering results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1551, Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers, (5 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134813
Show Author Affiliations
Hector A. Baldis, National Research Council Canada (United States)
Bruno LaFontaine, National Research Council Canada (United States)
James Dunn, National Research Council Canada (United States)
G. D. Enright, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
David M. Villeneuve, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Mordecai D. Rosen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Dennis L. Matthews, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1551:
Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers
Szymon Suckewer, Editor(s)

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