Longitudinal coherence and spectral profile of a nickel-like silver transient soft X-ray laser

  • O. Guilbaud
  • A. Klisnick
  • D. Joyeux
  • D. Benredjem
  • K. Cassou
  • S. Kazamias
  • D. Ros
  • D. Phalippou
  • G. Jamelot
  • C. Möller
Plasma Physics

Abstract.

The spectral width of a Ni-like silver transient soft X-ray laser (4d-4p λ= 13.9 nm) was experimentally inferred from the measurement of its temporal coherence, performed with a novel wavefront division interferometer. The measured coherence time of 3 ps corresponds to a spectral linewidth of 0.7 mÅ which is narrow. We compare this experimental result to numerical simulations of the amplified line profile, performed along two different approaches. Both calculations predict a spectral linewidth that is about 3 times larger than the experimental value. We discuss several effects that might explain this discrepancy. We show that, due to the short duration of the X-ray laser pulse, the assumption of a stationary electromagnetic field used in both the experimental analysis and in the calculations need to be reconsidered.

PACS.

42.55.Vc X- and gamma-ray lasers 52.50.Jm Plasma production and heating by laser beams (laser-foil, laser-cluster, etc.) 32.30.Rj X-ray spectra 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Guilbaud
    • 1
  • A. Klisnick
    • 1
  • D. Joyeux
    • 2
  • D. Benredjem
    • 1
  • K. Cassou
    • 1
  • S. Kazamias
    • 1
  • D. Ros
    • 1
  • D. Phalippou
    • 2
  • G. Jamelot
    • 1
  • C. Möller
    • 1
  1. 1.LIXAM, Université Paris SudOrsay CedexFrance
  2. 2.LCFIO, Institut d'OptiqueOrsay CedexFrance

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