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X-ray lasers driven by low-energy picosecond laser pulses
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Paper Abstract

Recent development in the field of X-ray lasers is shown and discussed starting from transient inversion scheme in a double-pulse arrangement. Different variants of this scheme are discussed in detail from the point of view of reduction in the pump energy. The discussion is concentrated on the kinetic aspect of the plasma created and heated by a profiled pulse. Recently, a scheme referred to as GRIP (GRazing Incidence Pumping) has been proposed and demonstrated. This pump geometry opens a new real possibility to construct a repetitive X-ray laser. Some aspects of the pump scheme implementation are analysed. Finally, a specific injector-amplifier system giving a new perspective on the future of X-ray lasers is dicussed briefly as well.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5919, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VI, 591906 (13 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.616829
Show Author Affiliations
Karol A. Janulewicz, Max Born Institute (Germany)
Johannes Tümmler, Max Born Institute (Germany)
Gerd Priebe, Max Born Institute (Germany)
Peter V. Nickles, Max Born Institute (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5919:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VI
Ernst E. Fill, Editor(s)

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