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Small-scale soft x-ray laser excited by a fast discharge: realization and characterization
Author(s): Jorge J. G. Rocca; Fernando G. Tomasel; Mario C. Marconi; Vyacheslav N. Shlyaptsev; Juan L. A. Chilla; D. P. Clark
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Paper Abstract

Experiments conducted at Colorado State University, which resulted in the first demonstration of large soft x-ray amplification in a discharge-created plasma, are reviewed. The most recent measurements, conducted in capillary discharges up to 20 cm in length, have yielded an amplification of approximately equals exp(14) in the 46.9 nm line of Ne-like argon. The dependence of the line intensity with discharge parameters and the dynamics of the capillary plasma column under lasing conditions are reported. Prospects for laser operation at shorter wavelengths are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2524, National Science Foundation (NSF) Forum on Optical Science and Engineering, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219571
Show Author Affiliations
Jorge J. G. Rocca, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Fernando G. Tomasel, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Mario C. Marconi, Univ. de Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Vyacheslav N. Shlyaptsev, P.N. Levedev Physics Institute (Russia)
Juan L. A. Chilla, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
D. P. Clark, Colorado State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2524:
National Science Foundation (NSF) Forum on Optical Science and Engineering
William H. Carter, Editor(s)

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