Capillary Discharge X-Ray Laser Driver

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18107
Amount: $300,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 1993
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
7070 University Station, Provo, UT, 84602
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Alexander M. Panin, Phd
 (801) 377-5512
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A compact x-ray laser driver with a high repetition rate is the subject of this phase I project. Most existing x-ray laser drivers are huge (1000s of square feet of floor space), expensive ($10,000,000+), have a low repetition rate (1/hr), are complex and require several PhDs to keep them working. Thus applications of present x-ray lasers are limited. In contrast, the proposed laser will occupy only a few square feet of floor space, will be light weight, and will have a high repetition rate several pulses/minute). If successful, the proposed laser will have application in space, in biology, in surface analysis, in medicine, x-ray lithography, x-ray holography, x-ray microscopy, atomic spectroscopy, metrology, etc. The driver is based on a capillary plasma discharge. A computer model that calculates ion level's populations in plasma will be developed. Strong laser transitions will be identified and calculated. A preliminary design will be based on calculations. This design will be used for phase II experiments and prototypes.

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