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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2004
  • pp: 1396–1403

Development and applications of a compact hybrid tabletop terawatt chirped-pulse amplification Ti:sapphire-Nd:glass laser for x-ray lasing and harmonic generation

Rashid A. Ganeev, Teruto Kanai, Atsushi Ishizawa, Tsuneyuki Ozaki, and Hiroto Kuroda  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 6, pp. 1396-1403 (2004)

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A hybrid tabletop (2 m × 3 m) terawatt chirped-pulse amplification Ti:sapphire-Nd:glass laser (1054 nm, 475 fs, 500 mJ, 9 × 1017 W cm-2) has been developed for laser-matter experiments. An overall gain factor of 1010 was achieved for the laser. The results of laser applications in the studies of soft-x-ray Ni-like Mo 18.9-nm lasing and of harmonic generation from solid surfaces are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

Original Manuscript: February 5, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2003
Published: February 20, 2004

Rashid A. Ganeev, Teruto Kanai, Atsushi Ishizawa, Tsuneyuki Ozaki, and Hiroto Kuroda, "Development and applications of a compact hybrid tabletop terawatt chirped-pulse amplification Ti:sapphire-Nd:glass laser for x-ray lasing and harmonic generation," Appl. Opt. 43, 1396-1403 (2004)

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