OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 31, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1992
  • pp: 4940–4949

Improving plasma uniformity in Z-pinch-driven neonlike krypton x-ray lasers

J. W. Thornhill, J. Davis, J. P. Apruzese, and R. Clark  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 24, pp. 4940-4949 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.004940


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1165 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Maintaining plasma uniformity is an essential requirement for successful x-ray laser designs. In this work we focus on a Z-pinch-driven neonlike krypton x-ray laser design for which we (1) investigate the role of initial mass loading in affecting plasma uniformity and gain and (2) show that there are advantages in terms of plasma uniformity to diluting a krypton plasma with a low-Z material such as helium. These results are obtained by using a one-dimensional radiation hydrodynamic model. The results of this study show that low-mass 100% krypton plasmas are optimal for achieving significant gain while maintaining plasma integrity. Diluting a krypton plasma with helium has the advantage of improving plasma uniformity, but it has the disadvantages of enhanced collisionality and line broadening, which are associated with the additional free electrons.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 7, 1991
Published: August 20, 1992

Citation
J. W. Thornhill, J. Davis, J. P. Apruzese, and R. Clark, "Improving plasma uniformity in Z-pinch-driven neonlike krypton x-ray lasers," Appl. Opt. 31, 4940-4949 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-24-4940

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited