The Optimisation of Soft X-Ray Laser Output
The efficiency of producing soft X-ray laser output from nanosecond duration optical pumping pulses has been found (see, for example, Carillon et al1) to be low (< 10−6)). This has meant that moderately large optical pumping lasers were required (typically producing 100 – 1000 joules in nanosecond pulses) and that because of the rapid scaling of efficiency with X-ray laser wavelength, the X-ray wavelengths able to be pumped with such medium-sized laser facilites were limited to typically > 15 nm.
KeywordsLine Focus Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Target Length Chirp Pulse Amplification Saturated Output
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