Development of short-pulse soft x-ray lasers

Luiz M. Silva, Brian J. MacGowan, Jeffrey A. Koch, Stan J. Mrowka, Dennis L Matthews, David C. Eder, Richard A. London

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X-ray lasers with pulse duration shorter than 20 ps allow the possibility of imaging laser produced plasmas with μm resolution. In addition, the high peak brightness of these new sources will allow us to study nonlinear optics in the xuv region. In this paper we will describe our efforts to produce collisionally pumped short pulse x-ray lasers. Initial results, which have produced approximately 45 ps (FWHM) x-ray lasers, using a double pulse irradiation technique are presented along with a discussion of the prospects for reducing the pulse width.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA, United States
PublisherPubl by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)081941087X
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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