Accession Number:

ADA265932

Title:

Inexpensive Capillary Discharge X-Ray Laser Driver

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 Sep 1992-31 Mar 1993

Corporate Author:

MOXTEK INC OREM UT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-05-28

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

In Phase I of the research we computationally modelled a capillary discharge device capable of producing the necessary plasma conditions to demonstrate ASE in argon at a wavelength of about 700 angstroms. Phase 11 of the research will involve the development and diagnosis of the experimental apparatus necessary to demonstrate ASE in argon. The scaling and modification of that apparatus to demonstrate ASE at shorter wavelengths using higher-Z materials will also be investigated. Future work will involve the development of robust multilayer cavity mirrors for shorter wavelengths to increase the overall intensity and usefulness of soft x-ray lasers. Sliding spark discharge, X-ray lasers, High temperature plasma, Capillary discharge, X-ray sources.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE