Abstract

Population inversion between the n = 3 and n = 2 levels of the Mg+11 ion (the wavelength of the transition is 4.5 nm) was observed in a laser-produced plasma that was stagnated and rapidly cooled on a high-Z (Au) plate. The ratio of the population inversion was determined to be 1.4–1.8 when the opacity effect was taken into account. From the dependence of the inversion on the coolant's Z number, we found that the major cooling mechanism is radiative heat loss rather than thermal conduction to a cold inner part of the plate.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
More Like This
Population inversions in C iv in a recombing theta-pinch plasma

R. U. Datla, J. R. Roberts, W. T. Silfvast, and O. R. Wood
Opt. Lett. 12(9) 675-677 (1987)

Calculations of soft-x-ray population inversions in radiatively cooled carbon/aluminum plasmas

C. J. Keane and S. Suckewer
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8(2) 201-211 (1991)

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)

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 (3)

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

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