- Conference date: 27-31 May 2002
- Location: Aspen, Colorado (USA)
An argon plasma generated by a fast capillary discharge for the amplification of Ar IX 46.9 nm line has been studied experimentally by time‐resolved pinhole imaging and XUV spectroscopy. Self breakdown by hollow cathode effect induces plasma ignition along the capillary axis. Numerical simulations of the emission radial profiles have been performed using a MHD and atomic kinetics code. Electron temperatures and densities have been calculated, and an interpretation of the plasma behavior is given. These studies have shown that no efficient compression is observed and that relevant conditions for the required lasing effect have not been presently reached using our device, but progress has been made in the understanding of the plasma emission dynamics.
- Plasma temperature
- Coherence imaging
- Coherence theory
- Coherent spectroscopy
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