Abstract

In this paper radiative cooling as a mechanism for generating soft-x-ray population inversion and gain on the 182-Å 3–2 line in C5+ is examined theoretically. A set of rate equations is used to investigate the temporal evaluation of pure-carbon plasmas and carbon plasmas seeded with aluminum as a radiative coolant. In contrast to the results of previous work, relatively low gain is found for the pure-carbon case. The addition of aluminum is shown to increase significantly both the electron cooling rate and the calculated gain on the C vi 182-Å line. The results are compared with those obtained by replacing the aluminum with an idealized coolant.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Radiation cooling and gain calculation for C vi 182-Å line in carbon–selenium plasma

C. H. Nam, E. Valeo, S. Suckewer, and U. Feldman
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(9) 1199-1205 (1986)

Soft-x-ray amplification by lithiumlike ions in recombining hot plasmas

Pierre Jaeglé, Gérard Jamelot, Antoine Carillon, Annie Klisnick, Alain Sureau, and Hélène Guennou
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4(4) 563-574 (1987)

Simulation of recombination-pumped soft-x-ray lasers in wall-confined laser-produced plasmas

Hiroyuki Daido, Katsunobu Nishihara, Eisuke Miura, and Sadao Nakai
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7(3) 266-271 (1990)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (9)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (25)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription