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Laser Excitation Of Atomic Inner-Shells By Coherent Processes With Implications For X-Rav Lasers
Author(s): K. Boyer; C. K. Rhodes
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Paper Abstract

Experimental studies of multiphoton processes using high-brightness ultraviolet excimer laser sources are interpreted in terms of a new mechanism for producing highly excited states of atomic inner-shells. The macroscopic electric field associated with a spatially and temporally coherent intense laser pulse can be made to equal or exceed the Coulomb field experienced by the electrons in the outer-shell. The model predicts that all of the electrons in the outermost sub-shell will execute an ordered coherent motion that can couple strongly to inner-shell electrons to produce highly excited inner-shell states and vacancies. This may, in favorable cases, result in population inversions for transitions in the 100 to 1,000 eV range. The experimental basis for this mechanism, scaling estimates based on this analysis, and potential applications of this technique are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1985
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.976113
Show Author Affiliations
K. Boyer, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
C. K. Rhodes, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0540:
Southwest Conf on Optics '85
Susanne C. Stotlar, Editor(s)

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