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Coherent short-wavelength radiation via picosecond Nd:glass lasers
Author(s): Hiroto Kuroda; Tsuneyuki Ozaki; Atsushi Ishizawa; Teruto Kanai; Keiichi Yamamoto; Ruxin Li; J. Zhang
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Paper Abstract

We review the present status of our research on the generation of coherent soft x-ray radiation using high- intensity picosecond Nd:glass laser pulses. We adopt two completely different methods for this purpose, that is high- harmonic generation from solid-vacuum interfaces, and longitudinally pumped transient collisional excitation Ni- like Mo x-ray laser. Unexpected jetlike structures are observed in the visible emission of the longitudinally- pumped molybdenum plasma, extending over a length of several millimeters. Efficiency of harmonic generation from near- solid density plasma is found to increase by a factor of 2 to 3 when using prepulses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4424, ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter, (23 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425653
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Hiroto Kuroda, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Tsuneyuki Ozaki, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Atsushi Ishizawa, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Teruto Kanai, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Keiichi Yamamoto, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Ruxin Li, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
J. Zhang, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4424:
ECLIM 2000: 26th European Conference on Laser Interaction with Matter

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