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Mixing of pump and lasant species in photopumped systems driven by a femtosecond laser
Author(s): John P. Apruzese; Robert W. Clark; Jack Davis; P. Pulsifer
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Paper Abstract

To obtain the proper conditions for inversion and gain in 'pure' photopumped x-ray laser systems it is normally considered necessary to separate the pump and lasant. This is due to the fact that a plasma which produces adequate pump power is usually too hot and/or dense to sustain lasing. Thus there is a need for separate plasmas at significantly different conditions. In this paper we explore the question of whether the recent rapid development of ultraintense, short-pulse lasers can change this picture by altering the relationship of electron temperature to degree of ionization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2520, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications, (25 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221622
Show Author Affiliations
John P. Apruzese, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Robert W. Clark, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jack Davis, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
P. Pulsifer, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2520:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications
Jorge J. G. Rocca; Peter L. Hagelstein, Editor(s)

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