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12 October 2007 Development of soft x-ray lasers at PALS and their applications in dense plasma physics
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We present a review of recent development and applications of soft x-ray lasers, undertaken at the PALS Centre. The applications benefit from up to 10-mJ pulses at the wavelength of 21.2 nm. We describe the pumping regimes used to produce this soft x-ray laser, and outline its emission characteristics. A significant fraction of applications carried out using this device includes probing of dense plasmas produced by IR laser pulses and high-energy-density-in-matter experiments. Results obtained in these experiments are reviewed, including x-ray laser probing of dense plasmas, measurements of transmission of focused soft x-ray radiation at intensities of up to 1012 Wcm-2, measurements of IR laser ablation rates of thin foils, and probing high density plasmas by x-ray laser Thomson scattering
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B. Rus, T. Mocek, M. Kozlová, J. Polan, P. Homer, K. Jakubczak, M. Stupka, G. J. Tallents, M. H. Edwards, N. Booth, Z. Zhai, J. Dunn, A. J. Nelson, M. Fajardo, P. Zeitoun, M. E. Foord, R. L. Shepherd, W. Rozmus, H. A. Baldis, and J. Sobota "Development of soft x-ray lasers at PALS and their applications in dense plasma physics", Proc. SPIE 6702, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VII, 67020G (12 October 2007);


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