Feasibility of X-Ray Lasers

  • Benjamin Lax
  • A. H. Guenther
  • D. R. Cohn
  • W. Halverson

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Nickel Boron Coherence Auger Ruby 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin Lax
    • 1
  • A. H. Guenther
    • 2
  • D. R. Cohn
    • 1
  • W. Halverson
    • 1
  1. 1.Francis Bitter National Magnet LaboratoryM. I. T.CambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Air Force Weapons LaboratoryKirtland AFBUSA

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