Accession Number : ADD014448

Title :   X-ray Laser with Enhanced X-ray Gain Through Photodepopulation.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 29 Sep 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Elton, Raymond C

Report Date : 29 Sep 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The present invention relates to x-ray lasers employing hydrogenic lasing ions of nuclear charge Z, for n=2 to 4 or 6 excitation, and radiating ions of nuclear charge Z/2 for decreasing the n=2 population density of the hydrogenic lasing ions of nuclear charge Z. It is an object of the invention to increase the population inversion and gain to saturation, to improve the overall efficiency, and to increase the plasma size by decreasing the population density N2. Keywords: X-ray laser with enhanced x-ray gain photodepopulation. (emk)

Descriptors :   *LASERS, GAIN, INVENTIONS, INVERSION, IONS, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), POPULATION, RADIATION, SATURATION, SIZES(DIMENSIONS), X RAY LASERS, X RAYS

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE