Plasma Homogenization for Overcoming Refractive Losses in X-Ray Lasers
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.
KeywordsActive Volume Pump Pulse Plasma Homogenization Refraction Problem Main Pump
The present work was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation under the grant number PP00P2-133564/1.
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