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The Optimisation of Soft X-Ray Laser Output

  • G. J. Tallents
  • J. Y. Lin
  • J. Zhang
  • A. Behjat
  • A. Demir
  • M. M. Güzelgöz
  • C. L. S. Lewis
  • A. MacPhee
  • D. Neely
  • G. J. Pert
  • R. Smith
  • J. S. Wark
  • P. J. Warwick
  • E. Wolfrum

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Line Focus Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Target Length Chirp Pulse Amplification Saturated Output 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. J. Tallents
    • 1
  • J. Y. Lin
    • 1
  • J. Zhang
    • 2
  • A. Behjat
    • 1
  • A. Demir
    • 1
  • M. M. Güzelgöz
    • 1
  • C. L. S. Lewis
    • 3
  • A. MacPhee
    • 3
  • D. Neely
    • 4
  • G. J. Pert
    • 5
  • R. Smith
    • 1
  • J. S. Wark
    • 2
  • P. J. Warwick
    • 3
  • E. Wolfrum
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of EssexColchesterEngland
  2. 2.Clarendon LaboratoryUniversity of OxfordOxfordEngland
  3. 3.Department of Pure and Applied PhysicsQueen’s University BelfastBelfastNorthern Ireland
  4. 4.Central Laser FacilityRutherford Appleton LaboratoryChilton, DidcotEngland
  5. 5.Department of PhysicsUniversity of YorkYorkEngland

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