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Optimization of nitrogen filled capillary pinch for soft x-ray laser recombination pumping
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Paper Abstract

We report new results of evaluated gain for 13.38 nm radiation created due to the inversion population on the Balmer alpha transition of hydrogen-like nitrogen. Recombination pumping in non-equilibrium plasma during the capillary pinch decay is judged. Quantitative analysis is performed in four-dimensional region of optional parameters chosen in accordance with available experimental devices: current slope dI/dt|t=0 (0.9-3.0 1012 A/s), current peak value Imax (50-100 kA), capillary radius R0 (0.16-0.25 cm) and filling atom density N0 (1.0-6.0 1017 cm-3). Requirements on the current pulse shape are stated. Diameter of the created active medium is estimated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6702, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VII, 67020W (27 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.731598
Show Author Affiliations
Pavel Vrba, Institute of Plasma Physics (Czech Republic)
Miroslava Vrbova, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6702:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VII
Gregory J. Tallents; James Dunn, Editor(s)

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