J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr2-75-Pr2-78
Analyses of the short pulse laser pumped transient collisional excited X-ray lasersA. Sasaki, T. Utsumi, K. Moribayashi, A. Zhidkov, M. Kado, M. Tanaka, N. Hasegawa and T. Kawachi
Advanced Photon Research Center, Kansai Research Establishment, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, 25-1 Miiminami-cho, Neyagawa-shi, Osaka 572-0019, Japan
The soft x-ray gain of the transient collisional excited (TCE) Ni-like Ag laser is investigated using the plasma hydrodynamics and atomic kinetics codes. The gain is calculated for a plasma produced from two l00ps laser irradiated solid target to show qualitative agreement with the experiment. The calculation shows significant improvement of the gain using a thin foil target pumped by two short laser pulses, because of a better coupling of the pump laser energy into the gain region of the plasma. The codes will provide performance prediction as well as optimization of the experimental studies of the TCE x-ray lasers.
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