Soft-X-ray lasers

Dennis L Matthews, Mordecai D. Rosen

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Abstract

In the almost 30 years since their invention, lasers have become commonplace in our society. A quarter of a century after the appearance of the optical laser, experimental x-ray lasers have begun to produce beams with wavelengths 100 times shorter than those of visible light. This article presents a design overview of the soft x-ray laser, and discusses operation of the device, as well as applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-91
Number of pages6
JournalScientific American
Volume259
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1988
Externally publishedYes

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Matthews, D. L., & Rosen, M. D. (1988). Soft-X-ray lasers. Scientific American, 259(6), 86-91.

Soft-X-ray lasers. / Matthews, Dennis L; Rosen, Mordecai D.

In: Scientific American, Vol. 259, No. 6, 12.1988, p. 86-91.

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Matthews, DL & Rosen, MD 1988, 'Soft-X-ray lasers', Scientific American, vol. 259, no. 6, pp. 86-91.
Matthews DL, Rosen MD. Soft-X-ray lasers. Scientific American. 1988 Dec;259(6):86-91.
Matthews, Dennis L ; Rosen, Mordecai D. / Soft-X-ray lasers. In: Scientific American. 1988 ; Vol. 259, No. 6. pp. 86-91.
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