Accession Number:

ADD007381

Title:

Device for Producing Extended Elongated Plasmas for X-Ray Lasers.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1980-06-03

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

In an evacuated housing, a pair of tungsten blocks are placed just above a target surface and spaced apart to form a channel. A high power laser beam is focused to a point on the target creating a plasma between the blocks. As the plasma expands away from the target in the z-direction, the tungsten blocks confine the plasma in the y-direction and plasma species of higher stages of ionization are formed into a jet of rectangular x-y cross section in the z-direction by the blocks. The plasma remains confined in the y-dimension or is focused in this direction above the blocks where sufficient amplification occurs to provide x-ray lasing along the x-axis.

Subject Categories:

  • Lasers and Masers
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE