Capillary discharge X-ray lasers: The quest for Sub-10nm lasers

V. N. Shlyaptsev, G. Avaria, M. Grisham, Jing Li, F. Tomasel, M. Busquet, J. J. Rocca

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A new ultra-fast high power density micro-capillary discharge design has been demonstrated that is capable of achieving record temperatures and ionization degrees utilizing ∼5 times smaller discharge currents than previously used. Temperatures in the range 0.3–0.7 keV were obtained with <40 kA electric currents. Experiments conducted in Xe discharges show emission from Cr-like Xe XXXI ions, while discharges in Ne show He-like Al XII line emission. The major hydrodynamic, ionization, and spectral characteristics for these experiments were numerically reproduced. The studies also revealed new unusual spectral effects of such plasmas. This new development opens a path to search for efficient discharge driven soft x-ray lasers in sub-10 nm spectral ranges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-Ray Lasers 2014 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers
EditorsJorge Rocca, Carmen Menoni, Mario Marconi
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319195209
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, 2014 - Fort Collins, United States
Duration: 26 May 201430 May 2014

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


Conference14th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFort Collins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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