We report what is believed to be the first demonstration of soft-x-ray interferometry of a plasma with a tabletop soft-x-ray laser. A Lloyd's mirror interferometer was used in combination with a very compact λ = 46.9 nm capillary-discharge-pumped laser to map the electron density in the cathode region of a pinch plasma.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(170.7440) Medical optics and biotechnology : X-ray imaging
J. J. Rocca, C. H. Moreno, M. C. Marconi, and K. Kanizay, "Soft-x-ray laser interferometry of a plasma with a tabletop laser and a Lloyd's mirror," Opt. Lett. 24, 420-422 (1999)