Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Demonstration of a neon-like argon x-ray laser using a short-pulse laser-irradiated gas puff target
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

In this work we demonstrate a soft x-ray laser with neon- like argon ions using a gas puff target irradiated with a combination of long 600 ps and short 6 ps high-power laser pulses with a total of 10 J energy. The gas puff target was formed by pulsed injection of gas from a high-pressure solenoid valve through a nozzle in the form of a narrow slit. The target was irradiated in a traveling-wave excitation geometry. Lasing was observed on the 3p 1S0 implies 3s 1P1 transition at 46.9 nm and the 3d 1P1 implies 3p 1P1 transition at 45.1 nm. Gain of 11 cm-1 was measured on these transitions for targets up to 0.9 cm long.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2001
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4505, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications IV, (12 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.450597
Show Author Affiliations
Henryk Fiedorowicz, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Andrzej Bartnik, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
James Dunn, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jim R. Hunter, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Joseph Nilsen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Albert L. Osterheld, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Rafal Rakowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Vyacheslav N. Shlyaptsev, Univ. of California/Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Raymond F. Smith, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Miroslaw Szczurek, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4505:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications IV
Ernst E. Fill; Jorge J. G. Rocca, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top