19 December 2003 Near-field imaging of Ni-like silver transient collisional x-ray laser
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We review our recent progress in the development of transient x-ray lasers and of their application to plasma diagnostic. The first observation of C-ray laser emission at the new PHELIX-GSI facility is reported. This TCE X-ray laser will be a promising tool for heavy-ion spectroscopy. We then present the main results obtained at the LULU-CPA facility with a compact high-resolution X-UV imaging device. This device was used to investigate the spatial source structure of the Ni-like silver transient X-ray laser under different pumping conditions. The key-role of the width of the background laser pulse on the shape of the emitting aperture is demonstrated. Finally the imaging device was used as an interference microscope for interferometry probing of a laser-produced plasma. We describe this experiment performed at APRC-JAERI.
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Olivier Guilbaud, Matthew Edwards, Annie Klisnick, David Ros, Gerard Jamelot, Denis Joyeux, Daniel Phalippou, Huajing Tang, Paul Neumayer, Daniel Ursescu, Greg J. Tallents, Thomas Kuehl, K. Cassou, Kamal Bouhouch, Masataka Kado, Masaharu Nishikino, Kota Sukegawa, Maki Kishimoto, Masahiko Ishino, Keisuke Nagashima, Hiroyuki Daido, Wolfgang Seelig, Stefan Borneis, Erhard W. Gaul, W. Geithner, C. Hafner, Piotr P. Wiewior, "Near-field imaging of Ni-like silver transient collisional x-ray laser", Proc. SPIE 5197, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications V, (19 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.507090; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.507090


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