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Development of soft x-ray lasers at PALS and their applications in dense plasma physics
Author(s): B. Rus; T. Mocek; M. Kozlová; J. Polan; P. Homer; K. Jakubczak; M. Stupka; G. J. Tallents; M. H. Edwards; N. Booth; Z. Zhai; J. Dunn; A. J. Nelson; M. Fajardo; P. Zeitoun; M. E. Foord; R. L. Shepherd; W. Rozmus; H. A. Baldis; J. Sobota
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Paper Abstract

We present a review of recent development and applications of soft x-ray lasers, undertaken at the PALS Centre. The applications benefit from up to 10-mJ pulses at the wavelength of 21.2 nm. We describe the pumping regimes used to produce this soft x-ray laser, and outline its emission characteristics. A significant fraction of applications carried out using this device includes probing of dense plasmas produced by IR laser pulses and high-energy-density-in-matter experiments. Results obtained in these experiments are reviewed, including x-ray laser probing of dense plasmas, measurements of transmission of focused soft x-ray radiation at intensities of up to 1012 Wcm-2, measurements of IR laser ablation rates of thin foils, and probing high density plasmas by x-ray laser Thomson scattering

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6702, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VII, 67020G (12 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.734652
Show Author Affiliations
B. Rus, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
T. Mocek, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
M. Kozlová, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
J. Polan, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
P. Homer, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
K. Jakubczak, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
M. Stupka, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
G. J. Tallents, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
M. H. Edwards, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
N. Booth, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
Z. Zhai, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
J. Dunn, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
A. J. Nelson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
M. Fajardo, Instituto Superior Tecnico (Portugal)
P. Zeitoun, Lab. d'Optique Appliquée, ENSTA (France)
M. E. Foord, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
R. L. Shepherd, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
W. Rozmus, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
H. A. Baldis, Univ. of California, Davis (United States)
J. Sobota, Institute of Scientific Instruments (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6702:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VII
Gregory J. Tallents; James Dunn, Editor(s)

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