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Near-field spatial imaging of the 11.9-nm Ni-like Sn soft x-ray laser
Author(s): Juerg E. Balmer; Felix Staub; Sasa Bajt; Jennifer Alameda; Joseph Nilsen
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Paper Abstract

We report on 2D near-field imaging experiments of the 11.9-nm Sn x-ray laser that were performed with a set of novel Mo/Y multilayer mirrors having reflectivities of up to 40% at normal and at 45° incidence. Second-moment analysis of the x-ray laser emission was used to determine values of the c-ray beam propagation factor M2 for a range of irradiation parameters. The results reveal a reduction of M2 with increasing prepulse intensity. The spatial size of the output is a factor of ~2 smaller than previously measured for the Pd x-ray laser, while the distance of the x-ray emission with respect to the target surface remains roughly the same.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5197, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications V, (19 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.507455
Show Author Affiliations
Juerg E. Balmer, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)
Felix Staub, Univ. Bern (Switzerland)
Sasa Bajt, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jennifer Alameda, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Joseph Nilsen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5197:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications V
Ernst E. Fill; Szymon Suckewer, Editor(s)

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