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Saturated x-ray lasers
Author(s): Gregory J. Tallents; G. Eker; F. Strati; S. J. Pestehe; J. Lin; Raymond F. Smith; Sandrine Dobosz; Andrew G. MacPhee; Ciaran L. S. Lewis; R. M. N. O'Rourke; R. Keenan; Geoffrey J. Pert; Simon P. McCabe; David Neely; Ric M. Allott
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Paper Abstract

Saturated operation of an X-ray laser is desirable as a high output irradiance is obtained with reduced shot-to-short variation. The potential of saturated X-ray laser output in probing plasma samples is first investigated. The laser pumping requirements to scale Ni-like saturated X-ray laser output to shorter wavelengths is then analyzed using published atomic physics data and a simple 4-level laser model for gain. A model of amplified spontaneous emission has been modified to accurately predict experimentally observed saturation behavior obtained in different experiments at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. In particular, the effects of traveling wave pumping with short duration (approximately 1 ps) laser pulses are investigated. Simulations of Ne-like Ge resonance line emission are compared to experimentally measured spectra.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3776, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications III, (21 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366656
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory J. Tallents, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
G. Eker, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
F. Strati, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
S. J. Pestehe, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
J. Lin, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
Raymond F. Smith, Univ. of Essex (United States)
Sandrine Dobosz, Univ. of Essex (France)
Andrew G. MacPhee, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
Ciaran L. S. Lewis, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
R. M. N. O'Rourke, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
R. Keenan, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
Geoffrey J. Pert, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
Simon P. McCabe, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
David Neely, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Ric M. Allott, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3776:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications III
Jorge J. G. Rocca; Luiz Barroca Da Silva, Editor(s)

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