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Author Yablonovitch, E.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword Physics-Controlled Thermonuclear Research- Confinement & Heating ♦ Fusion Energy-Plasma Research-Plasma Confinement & Heating ♦ LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA- X RADIATION ♦ GASES ♦ PLASMA DENSITY ♦ RESONANCE ♦ TARGETS
Abstract I report the first observation of CO$sub 2$-laser-induced x-ray emission from gaseous targets. By varying the gas pressure, the plasma density of the target was tuned through resonance the critical density. The x-ray emission rose quickly from zero at the critical pressure, and reached a peak when the plasma was slightly overdense. Because of the resonant enhancement, a CO$sub 2$-laser pulse of only 0.1 J was sufficinet for this experiment. (AIP)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1975-11-17
Publisher Place United States
Journal Phys. Rev. Lett.
Volume Number 35
Issue Number 20
Organization Gordon McKay Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138


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