Accession Number : ADA260388
Title : Inexpensive Capillary Discharge X-Ray Laser Driver
Descriptive Note : Intermediate technical rept.
Corporate Author : MULITLAYER OPTICS AND X-RAY TECHNOLOGY PROVO UT
Personal Author(s) : Panin, A M
Report Date : 29 Jan 1993
Pagination or Media Count : 23
Abstract : In this report we present the results of our search for lasing schemes using a collisional pumping mechanism of active level population suitable for a capillary discharge plasma. We have performed atomic data calculations which give us accurate figures for energy level positions for Ne- like Ar, including highly excited levels which have not been studied experimentally and which are of significant interest for short-wavelength lasing. We also calculated radiative transitions probabilities as well as branch coefficients for transitions of interest for lasing. The calculations were performed not only for Ne-like ions but also for Ni-like ions of krypton and molybdenum, as the Ni-like scheme seems to be promising for scaling to lower wavelengths. Using the results of these calculations, we are able to predict possible laser lines and to estimate their relative intensities.
Descriptors : *LASER PUMPING , *X RAY LASERS , PLASMAS(PHYSICS) , RADIATIVE TRANSFER , NICKEL , ENERGY LEVELS , ARGON LASERS , NEON , CAPILLARITY , COLLISIONS
Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE