X-ray generation in a cavity heated by 1.3- or 0.44-ym laser light III : Comparison of the experimental results with theoretical predictions for X-ray confinement
Radiation confinement in laser-heated gold cavities is analysed on the basis of self-similar solution of the hydrodynamic equations. The analysis is extended to include radiation losses through holes in the cavity. The possibility that a conversion layer on the inner wall of the cavity contributes to the radiation is also taken into account. The comparison with experiments performed at laser wavelengths of 0.44 and 1.3 microm with the Asterix iodine laser shows reasonable agreement with the theoretial predictions. The major difficulty in the comparison is the lack of detailed information about the conversion of laserlight into X-rays, especially in the 1.3microm experiments.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Physical Review A, Vol. 38 (1988), No. 11, pp. 5779-5785
Record Number: 198910450 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
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