Coherent Sources of XUV Radiation

Soft X-Ray Lasers and High-Order Harmonic Generation

  • Pierre Jaeglé

Part of the Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 106)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction to Coherent Extreme-Ultraviolet and Soft X-Ray Sources

  3. State of the Art and Prospect of X-Ray Lasers

  4. High Harmonic Generation

  5. A Survey of Coherent XUV Sources Applications

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 403-416

About this book


Extreme ultraviolet radiation, also referred to as soft X-rays or XUV, offers very special optical properties. The X-UV refractive index of matter is such that normal reflection cannot take place on polished surfaces whereas beam transmission through one micrometer of almost all materials reduces to zero. Therefore, it has long been a difficult task to imagine and to implement devices designed for complex optics experiments in this wavelength range. Thanks to new sources of coherent radiation - XUV-lasers and High Order Harmonics - the use of XUV radiation, for interferometry, holography, diffractive optics, non-linear radiation-matter interaction, time-resolved study of fast and ultrafast phenomena and many other applications, including medical sciences, is ubiquitous.


Transmission interferometry laser optical properties optics

Authors and affiliations

  • Pierre Jaeglé
    • 1
  1. 1.Directeur de Recherche Emérite au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique X-Ray Matter Interaction Laboratory (LIXAM)Université Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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