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212-+ neonlike zinc laser of LULI
Author(s): Gerard Jamelot; Pierre Jaegle; Bedrich Rus; Antoine Carillon; Annie Klisnick; Marc Nantel; Stephane Sebban; F. Albert; Philippe Zeitoun; E. Plankl; A. Sirgand; Ciaran L. S. Lewis; Andrew G. MacPhee; Gregory J. Tallents; J. Krishnan; M. Holden
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Paper Abstract

The main feature of x-ray laser research at LULI is the development of a saturated laser at 212 angstrom with a relatively small pump laser of 0.4 kJ in 600 ps. The laser works with the 3p- 3s J equals O yields 1 transition of neon-like zinc, by using the double-pass of amplified radiation in the active medium. Plasma parameters (temperature, density, homogeneity), and x-ray laser emission properties (intensity, pointing angle, divergence, and coherence) have been studied. Lasing action needs the main laser pulse to be preceded by a ten-prepulse train (contrast ratio less than 103) due to the remnant oscillator. The effect of a single prepulse was investigated as a function of contrast ratio and delay between the prepulse and the main pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2520, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications, (25 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221620
Show Author Affiliations
Gerard Jamelot, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
Pierre Jaegle, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
Bedrich Rus, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
Antoine Carillon, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
Annie Klisnick, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
Marc Nantel, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
Stephane Sebban, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
F. Albert, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
Philippe Zeitoun, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
E. Plankl, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
A. Sirgand, Univ. de Paris-Sud (France)
Ciaran L. S. Lewis, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
Andrew G. MacPhee, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
Gregory J. Tallents, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
J. Krishnan, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
M. Holden, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2520:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications
Jorge J. G. Rocca; Peter L. Hagelstein, Editor(s)

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