28 September 2009 Prospective schemes for next generation x-ray lasers
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Two novel schemes for efficient x-ray laser generation from laser-produced plasma and capillary discharge-driven plasmas are described. The combination of nano-structured targets with the high energy ultrashort pulse lasers can result in the generation of laser-produced plasmas that could lead to high brightness sources of incoherent multi-KeV radiation and x-ray lasers of short pulse duration at shorter wavelengths. The generation of 0.5-1 keV x-ray laser radiation from a Ni-like U plasma created using excitation from a Petawatt laser is analyzed. The efficient excitation of capillary discharge plasmas in micro-capillary discharge channels is discussed.
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Vyacheslav N. Shlyaptsev, Jorge J. Rocca, Michael Grisham, Gonzalo Avaria, Fernando Tomasel, Aleksandr Noy, "Prospective schemes for next generation x-ray lasers", Proc. SPIE 7451, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VIII, 745103 (28 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828385; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.828385
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