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Title: Density gradient free electron collisionally excited x-ray laser

Abstract

An operational x-ray laser is provided that amplifies 3p-3s transition x-ray radiation along an approximately linear path. The x-ray laser is driven by a high power optical laser. The driving line focused optical laser beam illuminates a free-standing thin foil that may be associated with a substrate for improved structural integrity. This illumination produces a generally cylindrically shaped plasma having an essentially uniform electron density and temperature, that exists over a long period of time, and provides the x-ray laser gain medium. The x-ray laser may be driven by more than one optical laser beam. The x-ray laser has been successfully demonstrated to function in a series of experimental tests.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5273186
Application Number:
ON: DE85017726
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy EDB-85-148742
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; X-RAY LASERS; DESIGN; DENSITY; FREE ELECTRON LASERS; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; X RADIATION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; IONIZING RADIATIONS; LASERS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; RADIATIONS; 420300* - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Campbell, E.M., and Rosen, M.D. Density gradient free electron collisionally excited x-ray laser. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Campbell, E.M., & Rosen, M.D. Density gradient free electron collisionally excited x-ray laser. United States.
Campbell, E.M., and Rosen, M.D. Thu . "Density gradient free electron collisionally excited x-ray laser". United States.
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author = {Campbell, E.M. and Rosen, M.D.},
abstractNote = {An operational x-ray laser is provided that amplifies 3p-3s transition x-ray radiation along an approximately linear path. The x-ray laser is driven by a high power optical laser. The driving line focused optical laser beam illuminates a free-standing thin foil that may be associated with a substrate for improved structural integrity. This illumination produces a generally cylindrically shaped plasma having an essentially uniform electron density and temperature, that exists over a long period of time, and provides the x-ray laser gain medium. The x-ray laser may be driven by more than one optical laser beam. The x-ray laser has been successfully demonstrated to function in a series of experimental tests.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {11}
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