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Progress in optical-field-ionization soft X-ray lasers at LOA

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 August 2005

T. MOCEK
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
S. SEBBAN
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
I. BETTAIBI
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Ph. ZEITOUN
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
G. FAIVRE
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
B. CROS
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Plasmas, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
G. MAYNARD
Affiliation:
Laboratoire de Physique des Gaz et des Plasmas, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
A. BUTLER
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
C.M. McKENNA
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
D.J. SPENCE
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
A.J. GONSAVLES
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
S.M. HOOKER
Affiliation:
Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
V. VORONTSOV
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
S. HALLOU
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
M. FAJARDO
Affiliation:
Centro de Física dos Plasmas, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisboa, Portugal
S. KAZAMIAS
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Interaction du Rayonnement X avec la Matière, Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France
S. LE PAPE
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
P. MERCERE
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
A.S. MORLENS
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
C. VALENTIN
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France
Ph. BALCOU
Affiliation:
Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

Abstract

We give on overview of recent advances in collisionally pumped optical field-ionization soft X-ray lasers developed at LOA. Saturated amplification has been achieved on the 5d-5p transition in Xe8+ at 41.8 nm, and on the 4d-4p transition in Kr8+ at 32.8 nm. We demonstrate a significant increase of the energy output from the Xe8+ laser driven within two types of wave-guide. Finally, we present results of a pioneering work aimed to set up and characterize the first true soft X-ray laser chain.

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© 2005 Cambridge University Press

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Footnotes

This paper was presented at the 28th ECLIM conference in Rome, Italy

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