Accession Number:

AD0742073

Title:

X-Ray and Vacuum-UV Lasers. Current Status and Prognosis.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1972-05-02

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The amplification of x radiation by stimulated emission appears to be nearing the point of being experimentally feasible. This report analyzes the theoretical foundations for an x-ray laser by means of a generalized rate equation approach and determines the general requirements to be placed on the pumping rate, its rate of rise, and on excited-state lifetimes. These requirements give a basis for a selection and optimization of promising excitation pumping techniques and possible lasing media. In addition, most of the previous literature relevant to x-ray lasers have been reviewed and evaluated to assess its likely future application in the development of a realistic x-ray laser. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE