PHOTOIONIZATION-PUMPING OF SODIUM VAPOR WITH THE LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY SOFT-X-RAY LASER.

O. R. Wood, W. T. Silfvast, J. E. Trebes, Dennis L Matthews, B. J. MacGowan

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Abstract

We propose to construct an inner-shell photoionization laser in sodium at 37. 2 nm by photoionizing sodium vapor with the 20. 6 and 20. 9 nm outputs from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) soft-x-ray laser. Pumping a 10 cm long cell filled with sodium vapor at 1 Torr with the 1 mJ, 175 psec duration, pulse from the LLNL Se laser should result in a gain-length product in excess of 16. This would lead to an intense pulse of amplified spontaneous emission at 37. 2 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsNatale M. Ceglio, Pierre Dhez
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA, USA
PublisherSPIE
Pages50-53
Number of pages4
Volume688
ISBN (Print)0892527234
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Wood, O. R., Silfvast, W. T., Trebes, J. E., Matthews, D. L., & MacGowan, B. J. (1987). PHOTOIONIZATION-PUMPING OF SODIUM VAPOR WITH THE LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LABORATORY SOFT-X-RAY LASER. In N. M. Ceglio, & P. Dhez (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 688, pp. 50-53). SPIE.