Translator Disclaimer
28 September 2009 X-ray laser developments at PHELIX
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
The PHELIX laser at the GSI Helmholtz center for heavy-ion research is dedicated to provide high energy, ultra-intense laser pulses for experiments in combination with energetic ion beams. Development of x-ray lasers is targeting a number of applications in this context, including x-ray laser spectroscopy of highly-charged ions, and Thomson scattering diagnostics of heavy-ion driven plasmas. Recent developments centered on the application of a novel double-pulse pumping scheme under GRIP-like, non-normal incidence geometry for both the pre- and the main pulse for transient pumped Ni-like lasers. This scheme considerably simplifies the set-up, and provides a very stable pumping situation even at low pump energies close to the lasing threshold. The technique was scaled to pulse energies above 100 J for the pumping of shorter wavelength x-ray lasers. In addition, a slightly tunable high-harmonic source using a split-off beam from the Nd:Glass pre-amplifier of PHELIX was developed as a seeding source.
© (2009) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
PROCEEDINGS
8 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
RELATED CONTENT

X-ray lasers pumped by low-energy laser drivers
Proceedings of SPIE (October 11 2005)
Compact soft x ray laser pumped by a pulse train...
Proceedings of SPIE (September 24 1995)
Temporal and frequency output of seeded and unseeded x ray...
Proceedings of SPIE (September 28 2009)
Coherence measurements of a transient 14.7-nm x-ray laser
Proceedings of SPIE (December 18 2003)
Toward an x-ray laser beamline facility: LASERIX
Proceedings of SPIE (January 06 2004)
X-ray lasers driven by low-energy picosecond laser pulses
Proceedings of SPIE (September 13 2005)

Back to Top