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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3562–3564

Seeding of a soft-x-ray laser in a plasma waveguide by high harmonic generation

Ping-Hsun Lin, Ming-Chang Chou, Ming-Jhe Jiang, Po-Chang Tseng, Hsu-Hsin Chu, Jiunn-Yuan Lin, Jyhpyng Wang, and Szu-yuan Chen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 22, pp. 3562-3564 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003562


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Abstract

A strongly saturated waveguide-based optical-field-ionization soft-x-ray laser seeded by high harmonic generation was demonstrated for Ni-like Kr lasing at 32.8 ‚ÄČ nm . Compared with the same laser seeded only with spontaneous emission, seeding with high harmonics yields much smaller divergence, enhanced spatial coherence, and controlled polarization. The integration of high harmonic seeding, optically preformed plasma waveguide, and optical-field-ionization pumping forms one of the optimal archetypes of an ultrashort-pulse soft-x-ray laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 14, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2009
Published: November 12, 2009

Citation
Ping-Hsun Lin, Ming-Chang Chou, Ming-Jhe Jiang, Po-Chang Tseng, Hsu-Hsin Chu, Jiunn-Yuan Lin, Jyhpyng Wang, and Szu-yuan Chen, "Seeding of a soft-x-ray laser in a plasma waveguide by high harmonic generation," Opt. Lett. 34, 3562-3564 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-22-3562

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