Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorKruer, William L.
dc.contributor.advisorColson, William B.
dc.contributor.authorJones, W. David
dc.dateJune 2001
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:34:38Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:34:38Z
dc.date.issued2001-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10999
dc.description.abstractUse of the National Ignition Facility with green light as the laser output is an intriguing option for advanced applications ranging from inertial fusion to production of compact x-ray sources. Particular attention is given to the potential use of 0.53 micrometers light to produce a high-energy x-ray source. This application requires the efficient generation of high-energy electrons which can subsequently produce high-energy x-rays as they transport into gold or other high Z wall. One- and two-dimensional computer simulations are used to explore high-energy electron generation by intense 0.53 micrometers laser light in a plasma with density near one-quarter the critical density. Significant absorption is shown to occur into high-energy electrons with an effective temperature which is reduced by the development of ion fluctuations. The results compare favorably with some recent experiments using 0.53 micrometers light.en_US
dc.format.extentxiv, 55 p. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleAdvanced applications for 0.53 laser lighten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysics
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record