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Tutorial on x-ray lasers
Author(s): William T. Silfvast
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Paper Abstract

The fundamental principles of x-ray lasers are discussed. Topics such as inversion density requirements, gain saturation, plasma production, excitation mechanisms (including electron excitation, photoionization and recombination), electron density limitations and laser mirror properties are described. Various laser systems including quasi-steady-state lasers and transient, non-equilibrium photoionization-pumped lasers are summarized.

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Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1397, 8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25912
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William T. Silfvast, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1397:
8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers
Concepcion Maroto Domingo; Jose M. Orza, Editor(s)

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