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5 October 2011 Polarization measurements of plasma excited x-ray lasers
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The development of plasma excited X-ray lasers is of interest for many scientific applications. The photon energies and peak brilliance of these lasers sources are well suited for probing atomic, molecular and solid state systems. The development and improvement in these laser systems also drives a need for metrologies of the properties of these lasers. Our research implements X-ray optics, designed to operate at the Brewster's angle, to measure the polarization state of a Ni-like Sn laser. The device determines the polarization state on a shot to shot basis and opens the possibility for polarization control of plasma excited X-ray lasers and thus probing spin polarized electronic states.
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Andrew Aquila, Davide Bleiner, Jürg Balmer, and Saša Bajt "Polarization measurements of plasma excited x-ray lasers", Proc. SPIE 8140, X-ray Lasers and Coherent X-ray Sources: Development and Applications IX, 81400Z (5 October 2011);

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