Auger effect in the presence of strong x-ray pulses
2010 (English)In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, ISSN 1050-2947, Vol. 81, no 4, 043412- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We study the role of propagation of strong x-ray free-electron laser pulses on the Auger effect. When the system is exposed to a strong x-ray pulse the stimulated emission starts to compete with the Auger decay. As an illustration we present numerical results for Ar gas with the frequency of the incident x-ray pulse tuned in the 2p(3/2)-4s resonance. It is shown that the pulse propagation is accompanied by two channels of amplified spontaneous emission, 4s-2p(3/2) and 3s-2p(3/2), which reshape the pulse when the system is inverted. The population inversion is quenched for longer propagation distances where lasing without inversion enhances the Stokes component. The results of simulations show that the propagation of the strong x-ray pulses affect intensively the Auger branching ratio.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 81, no 4, 043412- p.
Amplified spontaneous emissions, Auger decays, Auger effects, Branching ratio, Lasing without inversion, Numerical results, Population inversions, Propagation distances, Pulse propagation, Stokes component, Two channel, X ray pulse, X-ray free electron lasers
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-14258DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.81.043412ISI: 000277227300128ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77951125476OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-14258DiVA: diva2:331940
FunderSwedish Research CouncilCarl Tryggers foundation
QC 201007282010-07-282010-07-282014-04-11Bibliographically approved