1 February 1994 Applications and source development for high-repetition-rate x-ray lasers
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Many applications in material science, chemistry, and atomic physics require an x-ray source that has a repetition ate of 1 Hz to a few kHz. In these fields, a very wide range of photon energies is of interest. One application is time-resolved surface photoelectron spectroscopy and microscopy where low energy (< 1 (mu) J) pulses are required to avoid space charge effects but high-repetition rates (approximately equals 1 kHz) provide the high average power which is needed to obtain the desired resolution. In pump-probe experiments, it is desirable to have the repetition rate of the x-ray source be comparable to the repetition rate of the corresponding IR, optical, or UV laser. We show that the very high-repetition rate of synchrotrons (1 - 1000 MHz) results in an inefficient use of x rays for these types of experiments and that a kHz repetition rate x-ray laser would be an excellent source for many experiments.
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David C. Eder, David C. Eder, Peter A. Amendt, Peter A. Amendt, Paul Robert Bolton, Paul Robert Bolton, Luiz Barroca Da Silva, Luiz Barroca Da Silva, Lloyd A. Hackel, Lloyd A. Hackel, Richard A. London, Richard A. London, Brian J. MacGowan, Brian J. MacGowan, Dennis L. Matthews, Dennis L. Matthews, Mordecai D. Rosen, Mordecai D. Rosen, Richard E. Stewart, Richard E. Stewart, Scott C. Wilks, Scott C. Wilks, "Applications and source development for high-repetition-rate x-ray lasers", Proc. SPIE 2012, Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers II, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167382; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.167382


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