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1 November 1997 Influence of the amplifying medium on the polarization state of collisionally pumped lasers
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We investigate the polarization state of x-ray beams in collisionally pumped lasers, and compare our results to experimental data on Ne-like Ge lines. The plasma polarization properties are studied in terms of the orientation and alignment, using irreducible tensors of the density matrix. It is shown that the elastic electron-ion collisions tend to equalize the quantum-states populations of each level, and then lessen or even eliminate the polarization of the medium, that is induced by the x-ray beam.
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Djamel Benredjem, Alain Sureau, Bedrich Rus, and Clary Moeller "Influence of the amplifying medium on the polarization state of collisionally pumped lasers", Proc. SPIE 3156, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications II, (1 November 1997); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.284827
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