Dynamics of collisional excitation x-ray lasers

M. D. Rosen, J. E. Trebes, B. J. MacGowan, P. L. Hagelstein, R. A. London, Dennis L Matthews, D. G. Nilson, T. W. Phillips, D. A. Whelan, G. Charatis, G. E. Busch, C. L. Shepard, V. L. Jacobs

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Abstract

We present absolutely timed spectral measurements, as well as other data, on the exploding-foil Ne-like Se soft x-ray laser scheme. The data show that amplification occurs near the peak of the optical heating pulse, in agreement with our original theoretical predictions. A recently published alternative scenario predicted that gain develops only after the heating pulse, via recombination in an overionized, rapidly cooling plasma. Since our new data differ so sharply from that prediction, we reexamine the theoretical basis for that alternative scenario.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2283-2286
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume59
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Rosen, M. D., Trebes, J. E., MacGowan, B. J., Hagelstein, P. L., London, R. A., Matthews, D. L., ... Jacobs, V. L. (1987). Dynamics of collisional excitation x-ray lasers. Physical Review Letters, 59(20), 2283-2286. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.59.2283

Dynamics of collisional excitation x-ray lasers. / Rosen, M. D.; Trebes, J. E.; MacGowan, B. J.; Hagelstein, P. L.; London, R. A.; Matthews, Dennis L; Nilson, D. G.; Phillips, T. W.; Whelan, D. A.; Charatis, G.; Busch, G. E.; Shepard, C. L.; Jacobs, V. L.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 59, No. 20, 1987, p. 2283-2286.

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Rosen, MD, Trebes, JE, MacGowan, BJ, Hagelstein, PL, London, RA, Matthews, DL, Nilson, DG, Phillips, TW, Whelan, DA, Charatis, G, Busch, GE, Shepard, CL & Jacobs, VL 1987, 'Dynamics of collisional excitation x-ray lasers', Physical Review Letters, vol. 59, no. 20, pp. 2283-2286. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.59.2283
Rosen MD, Trebes JE, MacGowan BJ, Hagelstein PL, London RA, Matthews DL et al. Dynamics of collisional excitation x-ray lasers. Physical Review Letters. 1987;59(20):2283-2286. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.59.2283
Rosen, M. D. ; Trebes, J. E. ; MacGowan, B. J. ; Hagelstein, P. L. ; London, R. A. ; Matthews, Dennis L ; Nilson, D. G. ; Phillips, T. W. ; Whelan, D. A. ; Charatis, G. ; Busch, G. E. ; Shepard, C. L. ; Jacobs, V. L. / Dynamics of collisional excitation x-ray lasers. In: Physical Review Letters. 1987 ; Vol. 59, No. 20. pp. 2283-2286.
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