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Photo-pumped x-ray laser research on Saturn
Author(s): Tom J. Nash; Rick B. Spielman; M. Vargas; L. Ruggles
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Paper Abstract

Using Saturn as a driver, we are pursuing both photoresonantly pumped and photoionization/recombination lasers. Our lasing targets are gas cells with thin windows that are pumped by a z pinch 2 cm away radiating 10 TW. In both schemes the lasant and gas fill is neon. We will present evidence for inversion in the sodium/neon photoresonant scheme but we have yet to detect the lasing transition itself. To increase our chances of measuring this line we have introduced potassium into a sodium z-pinch and have eliminated oxygen from the gas cell windows.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2012, Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers II, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167376
Show Author Affiliations
Tom J. Nash, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Rick B. Spielman, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
M. Vargas, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
L. Ruggles, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2012:
Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers II
Szymon Suckewer, Editor(s)

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