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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1498–1500

Demonstration of a spatial filtering amplifier for high-order harmonics

J. Ph. Goddet, S. Sebban, A. S. Morlens, J. Gautier, J. Ph. Rousseau, F. Burgy, Ph. Zeitoun, C. Valentin, C. Hauri, G. Maynard, A. Boudaa, J. P. Caumes, H. Merdji, T. Mocek, M. Kozlova, and K. Jakubczak  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 11, pp. 1498-1500 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001498


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Abstract

We report what is to our knowledge the first demonstration of spatial filtering of a high-order harmonic beam into a soft-x-ray laser plasma amplifier at 32.8 nm . After amplification the seed energy is enhanced by a factor of 50, and the beam profile of the amplified beam exhibits an Airy-like shape due to the spatial filtering by the optical field ionized plasma. Moreover, the transverse coherence of the spatially filtered amplified beam is strongly enhanced, resulting in the generation of a peak coherent power of 0.9 × 10 5 to 1.8 × 10 5 W .

© 2007 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 20, 2007
Published: May 4, 2007

Citation
J. Ph. Goddet, S. Sebban, A. S. Morlens, J. Gautier, J. Ph. Rousseau, F. Burgy, Ph. Zeitoun, C. Valentin, C. Hauri, G. Maynard, A. Boudaa, J. P. Caumes, H. Merdji, T. Mocek, M. Kozlova, and K. Jakubczak, "Demonstration of a spatial filtering amplifier for high-order harmonics," Opt. Lett. 32, 1498-1500 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-11-1498


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