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X-Ray Lasers 2008

  • Ciaran L. S. Lewis
  • Dave Riley
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 130)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Progress in X-Ray Laser Facilities and Infrastructures

    1. T. Kawachi, M. Kishimoto, M. Kado, N. Hasegawa, M. Tanaka, Y. Ochi et al.
      Pages 3-12
    2. D. Ros, S. Kazamias, O. Guilbaud, J. Habib, B. Zielbauer, M. Pittman et al.
      Pages 13-22
    3. J. E. Balmer, M. Grünig, C. Imesch, F. Staub
      Pages 23-31
    4. H. Daido, A. Pirozhkov, M. Nishiuchi, A. Yogo, S. Orimo, K. Ogura et al.
      Pages 33-42
    5. J. Tümmler, H. Stiel, R. Jung, K. A. Janulewicz, P. V. Nickles, W. Sandner
      Pages 43-52
    6. T. Kuehl, V. Bagnoud, C. Bruske, S. Borneis, B. Ecker, U. Eisenbarth et al.
      Pages 53-58
    7. M. M. Notley, N. B. Alexander, R. Heathcote, S. Blake, R. J. Clarke, J. L. Collier et al.
      Pages 59-63
    8. G Nersisyan, T Dzelzainis, CLS Lewis, D Riley, R Ferrari, M Zepf et al.
      Pages 65-70
    9. Y. Kato, M. Gonokami, R. Kodama, Y. Sano, S. Yagi, T. Yabuzaki
      Pages 71-78
  3. Transient Collisional X-Ray Lasers

    1. K. A. Janulewicz, C. M. Kim, H. T. Kim, J. Lee
      Pages 81-90
    2. Daniel Zimmer, Vincent Bagnoud, Boris Ecker, Udo Eisenbarth, Jamil Habib, Daniel Hochhaus et al.
      Pages 92-98
    3. N. Hasegawa, T. Kawachi, A. Sasaki, H. Yamatani, A. Iwamae, M. Kishimoto et al.
      Pages 99-105
    4. J. Habib, A. Klisnick, O. Guilbaud, D. Joyeux, B. Zielbauer, S. Kazamias et al.
      Pages 115-121
  4. High Repetition Rate X-Ray Lasers

    1. J. J. Rocca, Y. Wang, F. Pedaci, B. Luther, M. Berrill, D. Alessi et al.
      Pages 125-133
    2. J. P. Goddet, S. Sebban, O. Guilbaud, J. Gautier, Ph. Zeitoun, C. Valentin et al.
      Pages 135-142
    3. H. T. Kim, K. A. Janulewicz, C. M. Kim, I. W. Choi, J. H. Sung, T. J. Yu et al.
      Pages 143-152
    4. J. P. Goddet, S. Sebban, Ph. Zeitoun, J. Gautier, C. Valentin, F. Tissandier et al.
      Pages 153-160
    5. Y. Ochi, N. Hasegawa, T. Kawachi, M. Nishikino, M. Tanaka, M. Kishimoto et al.
      Pages 161-166

About these proceedings


This book provides a thorough account of the current status of achievements made in the area of soft X-ray laser source development and of the increasingly diverse applications being demonstrated using such radiation sources.

There is significant effort worldwide to develop very bright, short duration radiation sources in the X-ray spectral region – driven by the multitude of potential applications in all branches of science. This book contains updates on several different approaches for comparative purposes but concentrates on developments in the area of laser-produced plasmas, whereby transient population inversion and gain between ion states is pumped by optical lasers interacting with pre-formed plasmas. The most significant development here is the demonstrated increasing feasibility to produce useful soft X-ray laser beams with high repetition rates in a typical, small, university-class laboratory – as opposed to the requirement of access to a national facility some 20 years ago.

Experimental progress and the underlying theory associated with different plasma-based soft X-ray laser schemes are covered. In particular, grazing incidence pumping of transient collisional X-ray lasers, injection seeding of amplifiers and beam characterisation techniques are discussed in detail. The justification for this work is clearly demonstrated in the large section describing the wide-ranging applications now possible in areas as diverse as biology, chemistry and materials science, as well as in plasma physics itself. Plans and projections for new work are also presented, boding well for the future of the subject area.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ciaran L. S. Lewis
    • 1
  • Dave Riley
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyQueen's University BelfastBelfastUK

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