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Pump propagation in short-pulse-driven recombination x-ray lasers
Author(s): Christopher D. Decker; David C. Eder; Richard A. London
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Paper Abstract

The propagation of the optical laser (pump) used in optical-field ionized recombination x-ray lasing schemes [D. C. Eder et. al, Phys. of Plasmas 5, 1744 (1994)] is examined. A model which self consistently evolves the laser radiation as it ionizes a neutral gas is presented. The model allows for multiple ionization stages and for spatial variations in the neutral gas density appropriate for studying propagation through gas jets and laser evaporated gases. Typical experimental conditions are examined and it is found that ionization induced refraction plays a dominant role in the evolution of the laser pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2520, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications, (25 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221636
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Christopher D. Decker, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
David C. Eder, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Richard A. London, Lawrence Livermore National 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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