March, 1985

X-ray Excitation of Energetic Metastable Levels in Atoms and Ions

R.G. Caro, J.C. Wang, J.F. Young, and S.E. Harris

A fundamental problem associated with the development of XUV lasers is that, at constant oscillator strength, the radiative lifetime of an excited level in an atomic system varies as the square of the transition wavelength. For a strong transition near 200 A, this lifetime is of the order of 10^-11 seconds.



Other content is not available for issues prior to 2002. Please contact opn@osa.org to request specific articles.

 

Recent Issues

February 2017 February 2017
January 2017 January 2017
December 2016 December 2016
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT