Demonstration of X-Ray Amplifiers near the Carbon K Edge

B. J. MacGowan, S. Maxon, L. B. Da Silva, D. J. Fields, C. J. Keane, Dennis L Matthews, A. L. Osterheld, J. H. Scofield, G. Shimkaveg, G. F. Stone

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Abstract

The Ni-like 4d-4p laser scheme has been extended to wavelengths near the K absorption edge of carbon. A gain of 2.3 cm-1 with a duration of 250 psec was observed in Ni-like Ta at 44.83 Å (a wavelength close to optimal for holographic imaging of live cells). Ni-like W produced a gain of 2.6 cm-1 with a total of 7 gainlengths of amplification at 43.18 Å. This is the first demonstration of an x-ray amplifier on the short-wavelength side of the carbon K edge, within the "water window." Both lasers should be scalable to coherent power sufficient for holographic imaging and other applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)420-423
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume65
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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MacGowan, B. J., Maxon, S., Da Silva, L. B., Fields, D. J., Keane, C. J., Matthews, D. L., ... Stone, G. F. (1990). Demonstration of X-Ray Amplifiers near the Carbon K Edge. Physical Review Letters, 65(4), 420-423.

Demonstration of X-Ray Amplifiers near the Carbon K Edge. / MacGowan, B. J.; Maxon, S.; Da Silva, L. B.; Fields, D. J.; Keane, C. J.; Matthews, Dennis L; Osterheld, A. L.; Scofield, J. H.; Shimkaveg, G.; Stone, G. F.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 65, No. 4, 1990, p. 420-423.

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MacGowan, BJ, Maxon, S, Da Silva, LB, Fields, DJ, Keane, CJ, Matthews, DL, Osterheld, AL, Scofield, JH, Shimkaveg, G & Stone, GF 1990, 'Demonstration of X-Ray Amplifiers near the Carbon K Edge', Physical Review Letters, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 420-423.
MacGowan BJ, Maxon S, Da Silva LB, Fields DJ, Keane CJ, Matthews DL et al. Demonstration of X-Ray Amplifiers near the Carbon K Edge. Physical Review Letters. 1990;65(4):420-423.
MacGowan, B. J. ; Maxon, S. ; Da Silva, L. B. ; Fields, D. J. ; Keane, C. J. ; Matthews, Dennis L ; Osterheld, A. L. ; Scofield, J. H. ; Shimkaveg, G. ; Stone, G. F. / Demonstration of X-Ray Amplifiers near the Carbon K Edge. In: Physical Review Letters. 1990 ; Vol. 65, No. 4. pp. 420-423.
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