OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4341–4343

Soft x-ray plasma-based seeded multistage amplification chain

Eduardo Oliva, Marta Fajardo, Lu Li, Stephane Sebban, David Ros, and Philippe Zeitoun  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4341-4343 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004341


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (331 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

To date, plasma-based soft x-ray lasers have demonstrated experimentally 1 μJ, 1 ps (1 MW) pulses. This Letter reports extensive study using time-dependant Maxwell–Bloch code of seeding millimeter scale plasmas that store more than 100 mJ in population inversion. Direct seeding of these plasmas has to overcome very strong amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) as well as prevent wake-field amplification. Below 100 nJ injected energy, seed produces pulses with picosecond duration. To overcome this limitation, a new scheme has been studied, taking advantage of a plasma preamplifier that dramatically increases the seed energy prior to entering the main plasma amplifier leading to ASE and wake-free, fully coherent 21.6 μJ, 80 fs pulses (0.27 GW).

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2012
Published: October 15, 2012

Citation
Eduardo Oliva, Marta Fajardo, Lu Li, Stephane Sebban, David Ros, and Philippe Zeitoun, "Soft x-ray plasma-based seeded multistage amplification chain," Opt. Lett. 37, 4341-4343 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4341

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited