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Pumping a photoionization atomic inner-shell x-ray laser by x-ray free-electron laser radiation
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Paper Abstract

Focusing an x-ray free electron laser (XFEL) pulse into a gas target, a plasma of transiently core excited ions can be created within a few fs, building a pathway to an inner-shell keV x-ray laser. Varying the XFEL parameters, a wide variety of pulse structures can be created with comparable peak-intensities to XFELs: isolated pulses of subfs duration, trains of pulses with increased temporal coherence, and trains of fs pulses of different wavelengths. We present self-consistent gain and amplification calculations, tailored to predict first experiments on lasing in neon pumped by the Linac Coherent Light Source at Stanford.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7451, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VIII, 74510C (29 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825397
Show Author Affiliations
Nina Rohringer, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Richard London, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7451:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VIII
James Dunn; Gregory J. Tallents, Editor(s)

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