Recombination of X-ray laser experiments using exploding ribbon aluminum targets

C. J. Keane, D. C. Eden, B. J. MacGowan, Dennis L Matthews, D. A. Whelan

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Abstract

Results from recent recombination x-ray laser experiments carried out on the Nova laser using exploding ribbon aluminum targets irradiated with 100 ps pulses of 0.53-μm light are described. Data indicated that the plasma was insufficiently ionized to produce recombination pumped gain in H-like Al. Some evidence of weak amplification was seen for several transitions in He- and Li-like Al and H-like O, but no definitive measurement of amplification could be made. It is clear for the target and irradiation conditions studied that stimulated emission did not dominate over spontaneous emission for the candidate lasing lines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInstitute of Physics Conference Series
Place of PublicationBristol, United Kingdom
PublisherPubl by Inst of Physics Publ Ltd
Pages93-96
Number of pages4
Edition116
ISBN (Print)085498044X
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 2nd International Colloquium on X-ray Lasers 1990 - York, Engl
Duration: Sep 17 1990Sep 21 1990

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2nd International Colloquium on X-ray Lasers 1990
CityYork, Engl
Period9/17/909/21/90

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Keane, C. J., Eden, D. C., MacGowan, B. J., Matthews, D. L., & Whelan, D. A. (1990). Recombination of X-ray laser experiments using exploding ribbon aluminum targets. In Institute of Physics Conference Series (116 ed., pp. 93-96). Bristol, United Kingdom: Publ by Inst of Physics Publ Ltd.