Feasibility of X-Ray Lasers
The basic requirements for an x-ray laser are discussed. Consideration is given to producing soft x-ray laser action by focussing high power radiation from an Nd: glass laser on solid targets. equirements for x-ray laser gain, pump power and the volume of the laser medium are derived. The feasibility of soft x-ray lasers is compared to that of hard x-ray lasers. Proposed methods to create inversion and current experimental efforts are described.
KeywordsPump Power Laser Action Laser Medium Absorb Pump Power Glass Laser
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