Short wavelength nickel-like X-ray laser development

B. J. MacGowan, L. B. Da Silva, D. J. Fields, A. R. Fry, C. J. Keane, J. A. Koch, Dennis L Matthews, S. Maxon, S. Mrowka, A. L. Osterheld, J. H. Scofield, G. Shimkaveg

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Abstract

Ni-like x-ray lasers have been produced at wavelengths near to, and below the carbon K edge (43.76-A). Recent work has concentrated on the development of the Ni-like Ta amplifier at 44.83-A. Amplification occurs in a laser produced plasma created by irradiating a thin foil of Ta with two beams of the Nova laser. Up to 8 gainlengths have been demonstrated so far, with a gain coefficient of 3.2 cm-1 and a gain duration of 250 psec. The wavelength of 44.83-A is close to optimal for holographic imaging of live cells. It remains to optimize the coherent output power of the amplifier to use it as a source for future x-ray holography experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInstitute of Physics Conference Series
Place of PublicationBristol, United Kingdom
PublisherPubl by Inst of Physics Publ Ltd
Pages221-230
Number of pages10
Edition116
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

Other

OtherProceedings of the 2nd International Colloquium on X-ray Lasers 1990
CityYork, Engl
Period9/17/909/21/90

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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