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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2003
  • pp: 208–214

Modeling of the transient nickellike silver x-ray laser

Jaroslav Kuba, Raymond F. Smith, Djamel Benredjem, Clary Möller, Lee Upcraft, Robert King, Annie Klisnick, Ladislav Drška, Geoff J. Pert, and Jean-Claude Gauthier  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 208-214 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.000208


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Abstract

Recent high-temporal-resolution nickellike x-ray laser experiments have yielded important insights into the output characteristics of picosecond-pumped x-ray lasers. However, current experimental observations do not fully explain the plasma dynamics, which is critical to gain generation within the x-ray laser medium. A numerical study of the nickellike silver x-ray laser has therefore been undertaken to complement our experimental results in an attempt to further our understanding of the processes at work in yielding the observed x-ray laser output. High gain coefficients existing with picosecond lifetimes are predicted, which is consistent with the short x-ray laser durations experimentally observed. The late onset of the continuum emission relative to the temporal peak of the x-ray laser output is explained as a sign of high electron density evolution near the target surface.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

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Jaroslav Kuba, Raymond F. Smith, Djamel Benredjem, Clary Möller, Lee Upcraft, Robert King, Annie Klisnick, Ladislav Drška, Geoff J. Pert, and Jean-Claude Gauthier, "Modeling of the transient nickellike silver x-ray laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 208-214 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-1-208


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