5 February 1992 X-ray laser using lithium-like recombination scheme: effects of plasma inhomogeneity
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Difficulties involved in maintaining large gain coefficients in plasma columns longer than 1-2 cm are examined with particular reference to the potential use of lithium-like recombination schemes for pumping X-ray lasers with a moderate pumping power. The discussion focuses on the role of plasma nonuniformity along the amplification path due to large-scale and small-scale inhomogeneities of the pumping optical laser. Two methods of smoothing nonuniformities are considered: the use of random phase plates and wall-confined plasmas.
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Gerard Jamelot, Gerard Jamelot, Antoine Carillon, Antoine Carillon, Pierre Dhez, Pierre Dhez, Bernard Gauthe, Bernard Gauthe, Pierre Jaegle, Pierre Jaegle, Annie Klisnick, Annie Klisnick, J. P. Raucourt, J. P. Raucourt, } "X-ray laser using lithium-like recombination scheme: effects of plasma inhomogeneity", Proc. SPIE 1551, Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers, (5 February 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.134809; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.134809
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