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Abstract

A survey is given of plasma conditions which are known to produce population inversion between excited states in highly ionised atoms and to lead to light amplification by stimulated XUV emission. Recent successful experiments on the use of plasma medium to generate lasing action at XUV wavelengths are reviewed and the prospects for reaching shorter wavelengths are discussed.

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Authors: PEACOCK N J, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK);SUMMERS H P CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK), CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO THE LIBRARIAN, UKAEA, CULHAM LABORATORY, ABINGDON, OXON OX14 3DB (UK), MENTIONING REPORT CLM-P807, 1987
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