Extreme ultraviolet line emission at 24.7 nm from Li-like nitrogen plasma produced by a short KrF excimer laser pulse

N.S. Kim, A. Djaoui, M.H. Key, D. Neely, S.G. Preston, Matthew Zepf, C.G. Smith, J.S. Wark, J. Zhang, A.A. Offenberger

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Abstract

Recently using KrF high power laser (248 nm; 350 fs; 5.0x10(16) W/cm(2)) in the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory an experimental search for recombination extreme ultraviolet (XUV) laser action in Li-like nitrogen ions was performed. To understand the experimental results of line emission at 24.7 nm in the 3d(5/2)-2p(3/2) transition of the Li-like nitrogen ion a simulation was undertaken using a one-dimensional Lagrangian hydrodynamic code. From the simulation results, we confirmed that there was nonlinear dependence of spectral line emission on the gas density which was well matched to the experimental results. Only a six times increase of the 24.7 nm emission intensity was obtained when the plasma length was increased 1000 times from 1 mu m as an optically thin case to 1 mm. Also, the spatial profile of the electron density and temperature was obtained and the electron temperature was about 40-50 eV which was too high for the optical field ionization x-ray lasing. We could not find evidence of x-ray laser gain. (C) 1996 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)884-886
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume69
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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