Demonstration of a resonantly photo-pumped X-ray laser

T. Boehly, M. Russotto, R. S. Craxton, R. Epstein, B. Yaakobi, L. B. Da Silva, J. Nilsen, E. A. Chandler, D. J. Fields, B. J. MacGowan, Dennis L Matthews, J. H. Scofield, G. Shimkaveg

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We present the first x-ray lasing in Ti, at 326.5 A, which has been identified as a 3p-3s transition in Ne-like Ti. This Ne-like laser is unusual in several ways; the J = 0-1 transition is the dominant laser line, it has a very narrow divergence, and lasing occurs when the optical pulse is preceded by a low intensity prepulse. We present evidence that the gain on the 3p-3s line is enhanced by resonant photo-pumping of the Ne-like Ti 2p-4d transitions by 3s-2p C-like and 3d-2p N-like lines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInstitute of Physics Conference Series
Place of PublicationBristol, United Kingdom
PublisherPubl by Inst of Physics Publ Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)085498044X
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 2nd International Colloquium on X-ray Lasers 1990 - York, Engl
Duration: Sep 17 1990Sep 21 1990


OtherProceedings of the 2nd International Colloquium on X-ray Lasers 1990
CityYork, Engl

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  • Engineering(all)


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