Plasma Homogenization for Overcoming Refractive Losses in X-Ray Lasers

  • Leili Masoudnia
  • Davide Bleiner
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 147)


Refractive losses along laser-produced plasmas used as gain media are caused by density gradients. The pump pulse is thus deflected from the high gain region and the short wavelength signal steers-away causing loss of collimation. Hollow cylinders used as targets make the plasma homogeneous and can mitigate refractive losses by means of waveguiding.


Active Volume Pump Pulse Plasma Homogenization Refraction Problem Main Pump 
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The present work was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation under the grant number PP00P2-133564/1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland

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