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

Personal Author(s) : Dixon,Robert H ; Elton,Raymond C ; Reintjes,John F

Report Date : 03 Jun 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 4

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.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Laser pumping, *Plasma devices, Targets, Tungsten

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE