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X-ray lasing in colliding plasmas
Author(s): Robert W. Clark Jr.; Jack Davis; A. Velikovich; K. G. Whitney
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Paper Abstract

Conditions favorable for the achievement of population inversion and gain in laser produced plasmas have been reported on previously. However, the required density profiles can be difficult to achieve in conventional laser heated plasmas. We have explored the feasibility of accelerating plasma with a laser, and letting it collide with a solid density (wall) plasma. The density of the resulting shocked plasma can be controlled and refraction can be reduced in this design. A radiation hydrodynamics model is used to simulate the collision of the laser produced plasma with the wall plasma. In addition, the detailed configuration non-equilibrium atomic populations and the radiative response of both the shocked plasma and the wall plasma are calculated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2520, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications, (25 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221648
Show Author Affiliations
Robert W. Clark Jr., Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jack Davis, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
A. Velikovich, Berkeley Research Associates (United States)
K. G. Whitney, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2520:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications
Jorge J. G. Rocca; Peter L. Hagelstein, Editor(s)

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