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Prospective schemes for next generation x-ray lasers
Author(s): Vyacheslav N. Shlyaptsev; Jorge J. Rocca; Michael Grisham; Gonzalo Avaria; Fernando Tomasel; Aleksandr Noy
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Paper Abstract

Two novel schemes for efficient x-ray laser generation from laser-produced plasma and capillary discharge-driven plasmas are described. The combination of nano-structured targets with the high energy ultrashort pulse lasers can result in the generation of laser-produced plasmas that could lead to high brightness sources of incoherent multi-KeV radiation and x-ray lasers of short pulse duration at shorter wavelengths. The generation of 0.5-1 keV x-ray laser radiation from a Ni-like U plasma created using excitation from a Petawatt laser is analyzed. The efficient excitation of capillary discharge plasmas in micro-capillary discharge channels is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7451, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VIII, 745103 (28 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828385
Show Author Affiliations
Vyacheslav N. Shlyaptsev, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Jorge J. Rocca, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Michael Grisham, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Gonzalo Avaria, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Fernando Tomasel, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Aleksandr Noy, 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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