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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Short-Wavelength Laser—Vacuum-Ultraviolet and X-Ray Lasers

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Plasma Physics

RO# Location
64.15.76.B2951 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
Arati Dasgupta arati.dasgupta@nrl.navy.mil 202.404.4389

Description

There are a variety of ways of producing high-energy density plasmas of moderate Z elements in the laboratory. The properties and dynamics of these plasmas are strongly influenced by radiation processes. Level populations can be inverted either as a result of photoexcitation of one plasma by another or as a result of collisional excitation or recombination, or multiphoton inner shell processes. However, plasma conditions must be properly controlled in order to experimentally realize large outputs of stimulated emission from these inversions. In this program, plasma models are being constructed to study the heating, expansion, photon or collisional pumping, and overall lasing efficiency of laboratory plasmas to achieve population inversion and gain. The research is pursued in active collaboration with experimental groups at NRL and elsewhere.

 

Keywords:
Dense plasmas; High-energy plasmas; Hot plasmas; Laser-generated plasmas; Ultraviolet lasers; X-ray lasers;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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