1 February 1994 Ray and wave optics modeling of laboratory x-ray lasers
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Much progress has been made recently in characterizing the emission from neon- like Yttrium exploding foil x-ray lasers. Concomitant with that effort, we have carried out detailed modeling to enhance our understanding of the experiments and improve their design. Our modeling includes target hydrodynamics, calculation of gain, and both ray and wave optics propagation. We will describe our modeling of Yt x-ray lasers, including first simulations using a two transverse dimensional gain calculation. Our calculations indicate that the time-integrated signal is very sensitive to the time history of the gain, because of the rapid sweep of the beam in angle measured with respect to the plane of the foil.
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Richard P. Ratowsky, Richard P. Ratowsky, Richard A. London, Richard A. London, Robert Stephen Craxton, Robert Stephen Craxton, Michael D. Feit, Michael D. Feit, Rosemary S. Walling, Rosemary S. Walling, Gregory M. Shimkaveg, Gregory M. Shimkaveg, } "Ray and wave optics modeling of laboratory x-ray lasers", Proc. SPIE 2012, Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers II, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167398; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.167398
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