Accession Number : ADA195845

Title :   Autoionization for Lower Level Detrapping in X-Ray Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Elton, R C

PDF Url : ADA195845

Report Date : 09 May 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A novel type of X ray laser is analyzed in which the population of the lower level is depleted by autoionization instead of by spontaneous decay. The intention is to decrease radiative trapping effects that quench the gain and require microscopic plasmas. Proof-of-principle atomic-physics experiments and numerical modeling are needed to verify predicted feasibility, fluorescence, and lasing. (JHD)

Descriptors :   *ELECTRICAL LASERS, *PUMPING(ELECTRONICS), DECAY, DEPLETION, FLUORESCENCE, IONIZATION, LASERS, LOW LEVEL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MICROSCOPY, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), POPULATION, X RAYS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE