J. Phys. IV France
Volume 11, Number PR2, Juillet 2001
X-Ray Lasers 2000
Page(s) Pr2-115 - Pr2-118
7th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers

J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr2-115-Pr2-118

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2001222

Modeling of X-ray laser for intense laser pulse guiding in capillary discharge plasmas

S. Karashima1, T. Koike2 and Y. Makiuchi1

1  Department of Electrical Engineering, Science University of Tokyo, 1-3 Kagurazaka, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8601, Japan
2  Department of Radiological Sciences, International University of Health and Welfare, 2600-1 Kitakanemaru, Otawara-shi, Tochigi 324-8501, Japan

We propose a theoretical model of guiding of intense laser pulses in discharge plasmas, which are irradiated with the laser light to maintain the population inversion in these plasmas. Preforming the stagnation plasma phase by Z-pinch discharge, we irradiate the plasma with an intense laser pulse. The dynamics of the laser irradiation plasmas is described using the wave equation, the coupled rate equation and the plasma hydrodynamic equations. The present theoretical model will be able to apply to Ne-like Ar soft x-ray -laser repetition amplification.

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