Muon-Catalyzed X-ray Laser and Neutron Pulses
In this paper we discussa possible scheme to build an X-ray laser by irradiating a thin rod of deuterium-tritium by aμ− beam. The excited state of dtu molecules (J,V) = (1,0) (where J and V are the rotational and vibrational quantum numbers of the (dtμ)+ hydrogen type molecule) can be induced to make radiative chain transitions with photon energy of about 90 eV to the ground state (0,0). The unique feature of this laser system is the fact that each photon is associated by a 14 MeV neutron derived from the fusion of the d-t ground state (also a 3.5 MeV a particle is released during this process). This laser scheme is described in section 1. In section 2 we estimate the interesting possibility to induce Stokes or anti-Stokes transitions in the μ-molecules by an external laser.
KeywordsHydrogen Isotope Lasing Medium Laser Pulse Duration Spontaneous Decay Transition Matrix Element
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