Applied Physics B

, Volume 100, Issue 4, pp 731–736 | Cite as

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

  • B. Zielbauer
  • D. Zimmer
  • J. Habib
  • O. Guilbaud
  • S. Kazamias
  • M. Pittman
  • D. Ros
Article

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Zielbauer
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. Zimmer
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • J. Habib
    • 1
  • O. Guilbaud
    • 1
  • S. Kazamias
    • 1
  • M. Pittman
    • 1
  • D. Ros
    • 1
  1. 1.LASERIX-CLUPS, LIXAM UMR 8624Université Paris XIOrsay cedexFrance
  2. 2.GSI Helmholtzzentrum für SchwerionenforschungDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Institut für PhysikJohannes Gutenberg-Universität MainzMainzGermany

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