J. Phys. IV France
Volume 11, Numéro PR2, Juillet 2001
X-Ray Lasers 2000
Page(s) Pr2-119 - Pr2-122
7th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers

J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr2-119-Pr2-122

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2001223

Observation of ASE effect for Ne-like Ar in a capillary discharge driven by inductive storage with plasma erosion opening switch

K.N. Koshelev, P.S. Antsiferov, L.A. Dorokhin, A.V. Nazarenko, Yu.V. Sidelnikov and D.A. Glushkov

Institute of Spectroscopy RAS, Troitsk, Moscow District 142092, Russia

Inductive storage with plasma erosion opening switch was used as a current driver for capillary discharge. A discharge current of 40-50 kA was reached with current time derivative higher than 1012 A/sec. At the moment 50 - 60 nsec from beginning of a discharge time gated "off-axis" VUV imaging of a plasma has shown an appearance of a bright spot corresponding to the position of a center of a far end of a capillary. Simultaneously an enhanced intensity of 469 A line of 3p-3s transition of Ar IX was detected. We consider these observations as a proof of an effect of amplified stimulated emission (ASE).

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