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Ray and wave optics modeling of laboratory x-ray lasers
Author(s): Richard P. Ratowsky; Richard A. London; Robert Stephen Craxton; Michael D. Feit; Rosemary S. Walling; Gregory M. Shimkaveg
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Paper Abstract

Much progress has been made recently in characterizing the emission from neon- like Yttrium exploding foil x-ray lasers. Concomitant with that effort, we have carried out detailed modeling to enhance our understanding of the experiments and improve their design. Our modeling includes target hydrodynamics, calculation of gain, and both ray and wave optics propagation. We will describe our modeling of Yt x-ray lasers, including first simulations using a two transverse dimensional gain calculation. Our calculations indicate that the time-integrated signal is very sensitive to the time history of the gain, because of the rapid sweep of the beam in angle measured with respect to the plane of the foil.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2012, Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers II, (1 February 1994);
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Richard P. Ratowsky, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Richard A. London, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Robert Stephen Craxton, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Michael D. Feit, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Rosemary S. Walling, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Gregory M. Shimkaveg, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2012:
Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers II
Szymon Suckewer, Editor(s)

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