Implosion of sodium-bearing capillary-discharge plasmas for x-ray laser experiments

Young, F. C.; Stephanakis, S. J.; Scherrer, V. E.; Welch, B. L.; Mehlman, G.; Burkhalter, P. G.; Apruzese, J. P.
April 1987
Applied Physics Letters;4/20/1987, Vol. 50 Issue 16, p1053
Academic Journal
A NaF plasma from a capillary discharge has been imploded with a 1.2-MA driving current to produce an intense source of sodium K-shell x rays. A peak power of 25 GW in a 20-ns pulse was measured for the sodium He-α line which can be used as the pump radiation for a Na/Ne XUV laser scheme.


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