Accession Number : ADD012070

Title :   Thermally Buffered Sodium-Neon Laser Target for Coherent X-Ray Production.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cochran,Frederick ; Davis,Jack ; Apruzese,John

Report Date : 02 Dec 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Objects of this patent application include: Generating coherent x-rays. Use Na and Ne to produce x-rays; and providing a thermal buffer between Na and Ne to prevent the Na from heating and overionizing the Ne and precluding the generation of coherent x-rays. These and othe objects are accomplished with an apparatus for generating coherent x-rays comprising: an Na layer; a Ne layer; a thermal transparent buffer layer located between and in contact with the Na layer and the Ne layer; a lower power laser to heat the Ne layer; and a higher power laser to heat the Na layer. Keywords: Photon pumping.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *X RAY APPARATUS, OPTICAL PUMPING, COHERENT ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, SODIUM, NEON

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE