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X-ray laser using lithium-like recombination scheme: effects of plasma inhomogeneity
Author(s): Gerard Jamelot; Antoine Carillon; Pierre Dhez; Bernard Gauthe; Pierre Jaegle; Annie Klisnick; J. P. Raucourt
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Paper Abstract

Difficulties involved in maintaining large gain coefficients in plasma columns longer than 1-2 cm are examined with particular reference to the potential use of lithium-like recombination schemes for pumping X-ray lasers with a moderate pumping power. The discussion focuses on the role of plasma nonuniformity along the amplification path due to large-scale and small-scale inhomogeneities of the pumping optical laser. Two methods of smoothing nonuniformities are considered: the use of random phase plates and wall-confined plasmas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 February 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1551, Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers, (5 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134809
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Gerard Jamelot, Univ. de Paris-Sud and CNRS (France)
Antoine Carillon, Univ. de Paris-Sud and CNRS (France)
Pierre Dhez, Univ. de Paris-Sud and CNRS (France)
Bernard Gauthe, Univ. de Paris-Sud and CNRS (France)
Pierre Jaegle, Univ. de Paris-Sud and CNRS (France)
Annie Klisnick, Univ. de Paris-Sud and CNRS (France)
J. P. Raucourt, Univ. de Paris-Sud and CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1551:
Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers
Szymon Suckewer, Editor(s)

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