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Title: Ultrabright tunable coherent multikilovolt x-ray source

Abstract

The generation of ultrabright, multikilovolt coherent tunable x-radiation resulting from amplification on hollow atom transition arrays is described. Amplification has been demonstrated by physical evidence including (a) the observation of selected spectral components of several Xeq+ hollow atom transition arrays (q=30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37) radiated axially from confined plasma channels, (b) the measurement of line narrowing that is spectrally correlated with the amplified transitions, (c) evidence for spectral hole-burning in the spontaneous emission, a manifestation of saturated amplification, that corresponds spectrally with the amplified lines, and (d) the detection of an intense narrow (δθx˜0.2 mr) directed beam of radiation in the far field of the source.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1531506
Patent Number(s):
7016390
Application Number:
10/600,141
Assignee:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H05 - ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR H05G - X-RAY TECHNIQUE
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000; BF 3611; DMH04-94-G-0089; DAAG55-97-1-0310
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2003-06-20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Rhodes, Charles K., and Boyer, Keith. Ultrabright tunable coherent multikilovolt x-ray source. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Rhodes, Charles K., & Boyer, Keith. Ultrabright tunable coherent multikilovolt x-ray source. United States.
Rhodes, Charles K., and Boyer, Keith. Tue . "Ultrabright tunable coherent multikilovolt x-ray source". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1531506.
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abstractNote = {The generation of ultrabright, multikilovolt coherent tunable x-radiation resulting from amplification on hollow atom transition arrays is described. Amplification has been demonstrated by physical evidence including (a) the observation of selected spectral components of several Xeq+ hollow atom transition arrays (q=30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37) radiated axially from confined plasma channels, (b) the measurement of line narrowing that is spectrally correlated with the amplified transitions, (c) evidence for spectral hole-burning in the spontaneous emission, a manifestation of saturated amplification, that corresponds spectrally with the amplified lines, and (d) the detection of an intense narrow (δθx˜0.2 mr) directed beam of radiation in the far field of the source.},
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