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Advances in high repetition rate table-top soft x-ray lasers
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Paper Abstract

We discuss recent advances in the development of high repetition rate table-soft soft x-ray lasers resulting from research conducted at Colorado State University. Advancing saturated table-top lasers to shorter wavelengths we report the operation of gain-saturated sub-10 nm table-top lasers at 1 Hz repetition rate. We also present experimental results that show that injection-seeding of solid-target soft x-ray plasma amplifiers reduces the far field divergence by an order of magnitude and to allow for control of the far-field beam characteristics by tailoring the divergence of the seed. We finally discuss progress towards the development of high repetition rate compact all-diode-pumped soft x-ray lasers. We have operated the front end of the diode-pumped soft-ray laser driver at 100Hz repetition rate, obtaining sub-5 ps optical laser pulses of 100 mJ energy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8140, X-ray Lasers and Coherent X-ray Sources: Development and Applications IX, 81400I (6 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894336
Show Author Affiliations
J. J. Rocca, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Y. Wang, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
D. Alessi, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
B. A. Reagan, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
B. M. Luther, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
A. H. Curtis, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
K. Wernsing, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
F. Furch, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
M. R. Woolston, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
D. H. Martz, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
V. N. Shlyaptsev, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
M. Berrill, Colorado State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8140:
X-ray Lasers and Coherent X-ray Sources: Development and Applications IX
James Dunn; Annie Klisnick, Editor(s)

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