Soft X-ray laser pointing and focusing experiments

D. G. Nilson, S. B. Brown, C. J. Keane, B. J. Macgowan, Dennis L Matthews, J. E. Trebes, O. R. Wood, W. T. Silfvast

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We report the first demonstration of pointing and focusing of a soft X-ray laser beam. A LLNL selenium soft X-ray laser at 206 and 209 angstrom was used in these experiments. Two state of the art 76 mm diameter multilayer mirrors were used to collimate and refocus the laser onto a set of cross hairs which were constructed from 100 μm diameter wires. The cross hairs were located 4.6 m from the X-ray laser source. Results show that the laser can be pointed to within 75 μrad and focused to a 235 μm diameter spot.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-756
Number of pages6
JournalLaser and Particle Beams
Volume6 pt 4
StatePublished - Nov 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Surfaces and Interfaces


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