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X-ray laser coherence in the presence of density fluctuations
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Paper Abstract

A ray-tracing technique based on the radiation transfer equation is used to describe the spontaneous emission gain in active media. Using this approach analytical solutions for the intensity distribution and coherence function in the output plane of an active medium with parabolic transverse profiles of dielectric constant and gain coefficient are presented. Applicability of the approximation when contribution into output emission is made by only spontaneous sources adjacent to the far face region of an active medium is analyzed. This approximation is seen not to be applicable for many real situations and it is necessary to take into account the sources in the whole active medium. The effect of dielectric constant fluctuations on output coherence is treated by using the phase approximation of Huygens-Kirchhoff method.

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Date Published: 19 July 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2859, Hard X-Ray/Gamma-Ray and Neutron Optics, Sensors, and Applications, (19 July 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.245116
Show Author Affiliations
Valerii V. Kolosov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Richard P. Ratowsky, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Alexander A. Zemlyanov, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Richard A. London, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2859:
Hard X-Ray/Gamma-Ray and Neutron Optics, Sensors, and Applications
Richard B. Hoover; F. Patrick Doty, Editor(s)

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