Measurement of the spatial coherence of a soft-X-ray laser

J. E. Trebes, K. A. Nugent, S. Mrowka, R. A. London, T. W. Barbee, M. R. Carter, J. A. Koch, B. J. MacGowan, Dennis L Matthews, L. B. Da Silva, G. F. Stone, M. D. Feit

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The spatial coherence of a neonlike selenium x-ray laser operating at 206 and 210 Å has been measured using a technique based on partially coherent x-ray diffraction. The time-integrated spatial coherence of the selenium x-ray laser was determined to be equivalent to that of a quasimonochromatic spatially incoherent disk source whose diameter is comparable to the line focus of the visible-light laser pumping the x-ray laser. The spatial coherence was improved by narrowing the line focus width.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)588-591
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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    Trebes, J. E., Nugent, K. A., Mrowka, S., London, R. A., Barbee, T. W., Carter, M. R., Koch, J. A., MacGowan, B. J., Matthews, D. L., Da Silva, L. B., Stone, G. F., & Feit, M. D. (1992). Measurement of the spatial coherence of a soft-X-ray laser. Physical Review Letters, 68(5), 588-591.