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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 5051–5054

Generation of high photon flux coherent soft x-ray radiation with few-cycle pulses

Stefan Demmler, Jan Rothhardt, Steffen Hädrich, Manuel Krebs, Arvid Hage, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 23, pp. 5051-5054 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.005051


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Abstract

We present a tabletop source of coherent soft x-ray radiation with high-photon flux. Two-cycle pulses delivered by a fiber-laser-pumped optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier operating at 180 kHz repetition rate are upconverted via high harmonic generation in neon to photon energies beyond 200 eV. A maximum photon flux of 1.3 · 10 8 photons / s is achieved within a 1% bandwidth at 125 eV photon energy. This corresponds to a conversion efficiency of 10 9 , which can be reached due to a gas jet simultaneously providing a high target density and phase matching. Further scaling potential toward higher photon flux as well as higher photon energies are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 2013
Published: November 22, 2013

Citation
Stefan Demmler, Jan Rothhardt, Steffen Hädrich, Manuel Krebs, Arvid Hage, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Generation of high photon flux coherent soft x-ray radiation with few-cycle pulses," Opt. Lett. 38, 5051-5054 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-23-5051


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