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X-ray laser takes the 100 Hz barrier
Author(s): Holger Stiel; Johannes Tümmler; Robert Jung; Peter V. Nickles; Wolfgang Sandner
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Paper Abstract

Laboratory based X-ray lasers (XRL) exhibit a broad application potential in material sciences, imaging, spectroscopy and laser plasma diagnostics if two main issues are solved: a stable, well defined output of the system and a high repetition rate for fast data acquisition. During the last few years using the grazing incidence pumping (GRIP) scheme an pump energy level as low as 1 J was demonstrated for saturated XRL operation. This pump energy could be provided in principle even by commercially available Ti:Sa laser systems. However, the repetition rate of these systems is limited to 10 Hz and the output stability of the XRL follows that of the pumping laser. To overcome this situation a dedicated high repetition rate XRL pumping laser will be introduced here. This concept is based on a fully diode pumped solid state laser using thin Yb:YAG disks as active material. In this paper we report about the first phase of the project aimed at a high average power XRL user station based on the GRIP scheme.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7451, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VIII, 745109 (29 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826317
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Holger Stiel, Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (Germany)
Johannes Tümmler, Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (Germany)
Robert Jung, Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (Germany)
Peter V. Nickles, Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (Germany)
Wolfgang Sandner, Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie (Germany)


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

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