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.
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