DOUBLE-PULSE IRRADIATION OF X-RAY LASER TARGETS

Citation
Ja. Plowes et al., DOUBLE-PULSE IRRADIATION OF X-RAY LASER TARGETS, Optics communications, 117(1-2), 1995, pp. 189-197
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Optics
Journal title
ISSN journal
0030-4018
Volume
117
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
1995
Pages
189 - 197
Database
ISI
SICI code
0030-4018(1995)117:1-2<189:DIOXLT>2.0.ZU;2-C
Abstract
The effects of double pulse irradiation upon the performance of the Ne -like collisional excitation X-ray laser are investigated through the use of a 3d raytracing code used as a post-processor to the coupled hy drodynamics-atomic physics code EHYBD3. The driving laser pulses are s eparated by 300 ps peak to peak, delivering a total energy of 165 --> 285 J to a 3 cm long, 100 mum wide germanium slab target. Calculated o utput characteristics for both the J = 0 --> 1, 196 angstrom and J = 2 --> 1, 236 angstrom lines are presented. The effects of curvature alo ng the target length are also considered.