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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12087–12092

Temporal coherence and spectral linewidth of an injection-seeded transient collisional soft x-ray laser

L. M. Meng, D. Alessi, O. Guilbaud, Y. Wang, M. Berrill, B.M. Luther, S. R. Domingue, D. H. Martz, D. Joyeux, S. De Rossi, J. J. Rocca, and A. Klisnick  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12087-12092 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.012087


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Abstract

The temporal coherence of an injection-seeded transient 18.9 nm molybdenum soft x-ray laser was measured using a wavefront division interferometer and compared to model simulations. The seeded laser is found to have a coherence time similar to that of the unseeded amplifier, ~1ps, but a significantly larger degree of temporal coherence. The measured coherence time for the unseeded amplifier is only a small fraction of the pulsewidth, while in the case of the seeded laser it approaches full temporal coherence. The measurements confirm that the bandwidth of the solid target amplifiers is significantly wider than that of soft x-ray lasers that use gaseous targets, an advantage for the development of sub-picosecond soft x-ray lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(300.6560) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, x-ray

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 25, 2011
Published: June 7, 2011

Citation
L. M. Meng, D. Alessi, O. Guilbaud, Y. Wang, M. Berrill, B.M. Luther, S. R. Domingue, D. H. Martz, D. Joyeux, S. De Rossi, J. J. Rocca, and A. Klisnick, "Temporal coherence and spectral linewidth of an injection-seeded transient collisional soft x-ray laser," Opt. Express 19, 12087-12092 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-13-12087


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