Saturated operation of a tabletop x-ray laser at 19 nm is demonstrated with a laser-irradiated Mo slab target. The output energy, the intensity, the near-field beam pattern, and the beam divergence are characterized. The wavelength scalability and the high brightness make it a potential tool for x-ray laser applications.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
Yuelin Li, James Dunn, Joseph Nilsen, Troy W. Barbee Jr., Albert L. Osterheld, and Vyacheslav N. Shlyaptsev, "Saturated tabletop x-ray laser system at 19 nm," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 1098-1101 (2000)