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Emission time of the Ni-like soft-x-ray lasers
Author(s): J. E. Balmer; F. Staub; J. Nilsen
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Paper Abstract

The absolute time of emission of the x-ray laser output with respect to the arrival of a 100-ps pump pulse has been measured with the aid of a calibrated timing fiducial. The results show the x-ray laser to appear up to 60 ps (80 ps) before the peak of the pump pulse in the case of the Sn (Pd) x-ray laser, which is in good agreement with results obtained from hydrodynamic, atomic physics, and raytracing simulations. The pulse duration was found to be ~40 ps for both the Sn and the Pd x-ray lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5919, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VI, 59190A (14 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619224
Show Author Affiliations
J. E. Balmer, Institute of Applied Physics (Switzerland)
F. Staub, Institute of Applied Physics (Switzerland)
J. Nilsen, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


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

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