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Spatial coherence of an x-ray laser at bending the target
Author(s): Fedor A. Starikov; Petros D. Gasparyan; Vladimir K. Ladagin; Boris A. Voinov
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Paper Abstract

The numerical study is carried out of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) in an x-ray laser. Its gain zone appears in the laser-produced plasma at the prepulse irradiation of a thick optimally bent target and is characterized by an asymmetrical profile of the electron density. An effect of ASE transverse spatial coherence improvement is particularly investigated that takes place as a result of potential formation of a convex transverse density profile instead of a typical concave one. At the convex density profile one can obtain the partially coherent ASE whereas at concave density profile the ASE is practically non-coherent.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3776, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications III, (21 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366681
Show Author Affiliations
Fedor A. Starikov, VNIIEF Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Petros D. Gasparyan, VNIIEF Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Vladimir K. Ladagin, VNIIEF Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Boris A. Voinov, VNIIEF Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)


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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