ACTIVE MEDIA: Population inversion in a discharge plasma with neck-type instabilities

@inproceedings{Koshelev1997ACTIVEMP,
  title={ACTIVE MEDIA: Population inversion in a discharge plasma with neck-type instabilities},
  author={Konstantin Koshelev and H-J Kunze},
  year={1997}
}
An analysis is made of the feasibility of using strong plasma outflow from focus-type constrictions of an axial-discharge plasma column. Selective ion recombination as a result of charge transfer with ions carrying a smaller charge in the main plasma column or with neutral atoms in the residual gas in the discharge chamber can create a population inversion for transitions in the soft x-ray and VUV parts of the spectrum. General problems encountered in the investigated system are discussed and… CONTINUE READING