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Transient and capillary collisional x-ray lasers
Author(s): Vyacheslav N. Shlyaptsev; James Dunn; Kevin B. Fournier; Stephen J. Moon; Albert L. Osterheld; Jorge J. G. Rocca; F. Detering; Wojciech Rozmus; J. P. Matte; Henryk Fiedorowicz; Andrzej Bartnik; Michael P. Kanouff
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Paper Abstract

In this work we report our numerical modeling results of laser-generated transient inversion and capillary discharge X-ray lasers. In the search for more efficient X-ray lasers we look closely at other approaches in conjunction with experiments at LLNL. In the search for improved X-ray lasers we perform modeling and experimental investigations of low density targets including gas puff targets. We have found the importance of plasma kinetics in transient X-ray lasers by expanding the physical model beyond hydrodynamics approach with Particle In Cell (PIC) and Fokker-Planck codes. The evidence of the Langdon effect was inferred from the recent experimental data obtained with the Ni-like Pd X-ray laser. We continue modeling different kinds of capillary discharge plasma configurations directed toward shorter wavelength X-ray lasers, plasma diagnostics and other applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4505, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications IV, (12 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.450598
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Vyacheslav N. Shlyaptsev, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. and Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
James Dunn, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Kevin B. Fournier, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Stephen J. Moon, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Albert L. Osterheld, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jorge J. G. Rocca, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
F. Detering, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Wojciech Rozmus, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. and Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
J. P. Matte, INRS-Energie et Materiaux (Canada)
Henryk Fiedorowicz, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Andrzej Bartnik, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Michael P. Kanouff, Sandia National Labs. (United States)

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

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