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X-ray laser enhancement with multi-pulsing
Author(s): Gregory J. Tallents; J. Y. Lin; A. Demir; A. Behjat; Raymond F. Smith; Jie Zhang; E. Wolfrum; Justin S. Wark; Michael H. Key; Ciaran L. S. Lewis; Andrew G. MacPhee; S. P. McCabe; P. J. Warwick; David Neely; S. B. Healey; Geoffrey J. Pert; Peter Viktor Nickles; Mikhail P. Kalachnikov; Matthias Schnuerer
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Paper Abstract

The use of multi-pulse irradiation of neon-like ions has been shown to produce orders-of-magnitude enhancement of x-ray laser output. Recent results obtained at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory are reviewed with an emphasis on understanding the reasons for the enhancement. Simulations with the fluid and atomic physics code EHYBRID are used to show that enhancement occurs because of a spatial enlargement of the gain region and consequent better propagation of the x- ray laser beam along the gain region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3156, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications II, (1 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279413
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory J. Tallents, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
J. Y. Lin, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
A. Demir, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
A. Behjat, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
Raymond F. Smith, Univ. of Essex (United States)
Jie Zhang, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
E. Wolfrum, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Justin S. Wark, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Michael H. Key, Univ. of Oxford (United States)
Ciaran L. S. Lewis, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
Andrew G. MacPhee, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
S. P. McCabe, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
P. J. Warwick, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (Germany)
David Neely, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
S. B. Healey, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
Geoffrey J. Pert, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
Peter Viktor Nickles, Max-Born-Institut (Germany)
Mikhail P. Kalachnikov, Max-Born-Institut (Germany)
Matthias Schnuerer, Max-Born-Institut (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3156:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications II
Jorge J. G. Rocca; Luiz Barroca Da Silva, Editor(s)

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