J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr2-87-Pr2-90
Pulse duration dependence of opacity effects in Ni-like W TCE X-ray lasersT. Ozaki, K. Yamamoto and H. Kuroda
Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-8581, Japan
A compact simulation code is modified and used to investigate the effects of opacity on the 4.3-nm nickellike tungsten soft-x-ray laser, which includes the change in the escape factor with time. Result shows that the maximum gain depends only weakly on the opacity and the pump pulse duration below 1-ps. The above results predict that a 1-ps, 4-joule KrF laser pulse is sufficient for the saturated operation of the 4.3-nm laser, and that special methods to decrease opacity effects are not necessary.
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