Applied Physics B

, Volume 100, Issue 4, pp 731–736

Stable and fully controlled long-time operation of a soft X-ray laser for user application experiments

Authors

    • LASERIX-CLUPS, LIXAM UMR 8624Université Paris XI
    • GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
  • D. Zimmer
    • LASERIX-CLUPS, LIXAM UMR 8624Université Paris XI
    • GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung
    • Institut für PhysikJohannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
  • J. Habib
    • LASERIX-CLUPS, LIXAM UMR 8624Université Paris XI
  • O. Guilbaud
    • LASERIX-CLUPS, LIXAM UMR 8624Université Paris XI
  • S. Kazamias
    • LASERIX-CLUPS, LIXAM UMR 8624Université Paris XI
  • M. Pittman
    • LASERIX-CLUPS, LIXAM UMR 8624Université Paris XI
  • D. Ros
    • LASERIX-CLUPS, LIXAM UMR 8624Université Paris XI
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-009-3877-1

Cite this article as:
Zielbauer, B., Zimmer, D., Habib, J. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2010) 100: 731. doi:10.1007/s00340-009-3877-1

Abstract

Irradiation of user-supplied samples with pulsed 18.9 nm radiation originating from a molybdenum soft x-ray laser pumped in a double-pulse, single-beam (DGRIP) configuration is described. Stable operation at 10 Hz during up to 50,000 pulses is demonstrated with an average on-sample pulse energy of 200 nJ. The ability of the irradiation device to precisely deliver high photon doses with good spatial uniformity is confirmed. This constitutes to our knowledge the first demonstration of a laser-pumped soft x-ray laser as a stable and fully characterized irradiation source running automatically over exposure times of several hours.

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