Observation of soft x-ray amplification in neonlike molybdenum

B. J. MacGowan, M. D. Rosen, M. J. Eckart, P. L. Hagelstein, Dennis L Matthews, D. G. Nilson, T. W. Phillips, J. H. Scofield, G. Shimkaveg, J. E. Trebes, R. S. Walling, B. L. Whitten, J. G. Woodworth

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Thin molybdenum coated foils have been irradiated in line focus geometry with from 3 to 8×1014 W cm-2 of 0.53-μm light at the Nova laser. The resulting exploding foil plasma has demonstrated x-ray laser gain at four wavelengths (106.4, 131.0, 132.7, and 139.4 Å), identified as 3s-3p transitions in neonlike Mo. The J=0-1, a 3s-3p transition at 141.6 Å has been identified, but does not show evidence of significant gain in disagreement with the theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5243-5248
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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