skip to main content

Title: Effects of unresolved satellite lines on lasing of extreme ultraviolet light with nitrogen plasma in a recombining phase

Satellite lines with a high-lying spectator electron give unresolved spectral feature with respect to a parent resonance line. In our previous study [T. Ozawa et al., Phys. Plasmas 19, 063302 (2012)], population inversion between 3l and 2l of hydrogenlike nitrogen in a recombining phase was quantitatively estimated and the dielectronic-capture ladderlike processes, which implicitly include such doubly excited states as nln′l′ (n=2−4,n′≫n), were found to be indispensable in the estimation of a gain. In this study, the population densities of the doubly excited states are explicitly calculated by a time-dependent collisional-radiative model with desired plasma conditions for the lasing of nitrogen Balmer-α, which is a parent resonance line of unresolved satellite lines 3ln′l′→2ln′l′. The stimulated emission of the unresolved satellite lines caused by Balmer-α is found to reduce the population inversion between 3l and 2l, leading to essential saturation of the amplification of Balmer-α laser light.
Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1]
  1. Department of Energy Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagatsuta 4259, Midori, Yokohama, Kanagawa (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22220682
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ELECTRONS; EXCITED STATES; EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; GAIN; LANTHANUM SELENIDES; LASERS; NITROGEN; PLASMA DENSITY; POPULATION INVERSION; STIMULATED EMISSION; VISIBLE RADIATION