Prospective schemes for next generation X-ray lasers

Vyacheslav N. Shlyaptsev, Jorge J. Rocca, Michael Grisham, Gonzalo Avaria, Fernando Tomasel, Aleksandr Noy

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3 Scopus citations


Two novel schemes for efficient x-ray laser generation from laser-produced plasma and capillary discharge-driven plasmas are described. The combination of nano-structured targets with the high energy ultrashort pulse lasers can result in the generation of laser-produced plasmas that could lead to high brightness sources of incoherent multi-KeV radiation and x-ray lasers of short pulse duration at shorter wavelengths. The generation of 0.5-1 keV x-ray laser radiation from a Ni-like U plasma created using excitation from a Petawatt laser is analyzed. The efficient excitation of capillary discharge plasmas in micro-capillary discharge channels is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventSoft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VIII - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 4 2009Aug 6 2009


OtherSoft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VIII
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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