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Influence of the amplifying medium on the polarization state of collisionally pumped lasers
Author(s): Djamel Benredjem; Alain Sureau; Bedrich Rus; Clary Moeller
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the polarization state of x-ray beams in collisionally pumped lasers, and compare our results to experimental data on Ne-like Ge lines. The plasma polarization properties are studied in terms of the orientation and alignment, using irreducible tensors of the density matrix. It is shown that the elastic electron-ion collisions tend to equalize the quantum-states populations of each level, and then lessen or even eliminate the polarization of the medium, that is induced by the x-ray beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3156, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications II, (1 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284827
Show Author Affiliations
Djamel Benredjem, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
Alain Sureau, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
Bedrich Rus, Univ. de Paris-Sud and Institute of Physics (France)
Clary Moeller, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)

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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