13 September 2005 Emission time of the Ni-like soft-x-ray lasers
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The absolute time of emission of the x-ray laser output with respect to the arrival of a 100-ps pump pulse has been measured with the aid of a calibrated timing fiducial. The results show the x-ray laser to appear up to 60 ps (80 ps) before the peak of the pump pulse in the case of the Sn (Pd) x-ray laser, which is in good agreement with results obtained from hydrodynamic, atomic physics, and raytracing simulations. The pulse duration was found to be ~40 ps for both the Sn and the Pd x-ray lasers.
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J. E. Balmer, J. E. Balmer, F. Staub, F. Staub, J. Nilsen, J. Nilsen, "Emission time of the Ni-like soft-x-ray lasers", Proc. SPIE 5919, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VI, 59190A (13 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.619224; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.619224


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