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Title: X-ray laser

Abstract

An X-ray laser (10) that lases between the K edges of carbon and oxygen, i.e. between 44 and 23 Angstroms, is provided. The laser comprises a silicon (12) and dysprosium (14) foil combination (16) that is driven by two beams (18, 20) of intense line focused (22, 24) optical laser radiation. Ground state nickel-like dysprosium ions (34) are resonantly photo-pumped to their upper X-ray laser state by line emission from hydrogen-like silicon ions (32). The novel X-ray laser should prove especially useful for the microscopy of biological specimens.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
867755
Patent Number(s):
5003544
Assignee:
United States of Americal as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
x-ray; laser; 10; lases; edges; carbon; oxygen; 44; 23; angstroms; provided; comprises; silicon; 12; dysprosium; 14; foil; combination; 16; driven; beams; 18; 20; intense; line; focused; 22; 24; optical; radiation; ground; nickel-like; 34; resonantly; photo-pumped; upper; emission; hydrogen-like; 32; novel; prove; especially; useful; microscopy; biological; specimens; resonantly photo-pumped; biological specimens; line focused; optical laser; especially useful; x-ray laser; laser radiation; line emission; foil combination; laser comprises; intense line; /372/

Citation Formats

Nilsen, Joseph. X-ray laser. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
Nilsen, Joseph. X-ray laser. United States.
Nilsen, Joseph. Tue . "X-ray laser". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867755.
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