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Operation of capillary z-discharge pumped soft x-ray laser at shorter wavelength region
Author(s): Tomonao Hosokai; Mitsuo Nakajima; Takayuki Aoki; Masao Ogawa; Kazuhiko Horioka
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Paper Abstract

We have studied the dynamics of fast capillary Z-discharge to obtain prospects for laser operation in shorter wavelength range. The recent results of our studies indicate that, by preionized fast discharge, the column can implode stably in a wide initial pressure range of 200 - 1000 Pa of argon. These results also suggest that the final plasma parameters and their spatial distributions can be controlled in the stable implosion range. If we can avoid destructive magneto- hydrodynamic (MHD) instabilities over a wide range of implosion parameters, we can make Z-scaling to shorter wavelengths. In order to obtain accurate prospects for the operation in shorter wavelengths, the Z-scaling should be carried out based on a proper modeling including the Z- discharge dynamics and radiation transport.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3156, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications II, (1 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279408
Show Author Affiliations
Tomonao Hosokai, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Mitsuo Nakajima, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Takayuki Aoki, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Masao Ogawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
Kazuhiko Horioka, Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3156:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications II
Jorge J. G. Rocca; Luiz Barroca Da Silva, Editor(s)

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