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Optical Technologies for Extreme-Ultraviolet and Soft X-ray Coherent Sources

  • Federico Canova
  • Luca Poletto
  • Provides a unified information for the design/realization of new beamlines in the extreme-ultraviolet and soft X-rays

  • Presents developments to use coherent light in the X-ray regime

  • Displays basics and applications of free electron lasers

  • Gives information on photon handling and beam conditioning


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 197)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. E. Plönjes, K. Tiedtke
    Pages 1-21
  3. Marco Zangrando, Nicola Mahne, Lorenzo Raimondi, Cristian Svetina
    Pages 23-40
  4. Francesca Calegari, Giuseppe Sansone, Mauro Nisoli
    Pages 41-62
  5. Willem Boutu, Mathieu Ducousso, Jean-François Hergott, Hamed Merdji
    Pages 63-78
  6. Marie-Emmanuelle Couprie, Luca Giannessi
    Pages 79-113
  7. Michele Devetta, Matteo Negro, Salvatore Stagira, Caterina Vozzi
    Pages 115-135
  8. Charles Bourassin-Bouchet, Sébastien de Rossi, Franck Delmotte
    Pages 151-173
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 195-197

About this book


The book reviews the most recent achievements in optical technologies for XUV and X-ray coherent sources. Particular attention is given to free-electron-laser facilities, but also to other sources available at present, such as synchrotrons, high-order laser harmonics and X-ray lasers. The optical technologies relevant to each type of source are discussed. In addition, the main technologies used for photon handling and conditioning, namely multilayer mirrors, adaptive optics, crystals and gratings are explained.

Experiments using coherent light received during the last decades a lot of attention for the X-ray regime. Strong efforts were taken for the realization of almost fully coherent sources, e.g. the free-electron lasers, both as independent sources in the femtosecond and attosecond regimes and as seeding sources for free-electron-lasers and X-ray gas lasers. In parallel to the development of sources, optical technologies for photon handling and conditioning of such coherent and intense X-ray beams advanced. New problems were faced for the realization of optical components of beamlines demanding to manage coherent X-ray photons, e.g. the preservation of coherence and time structure of ultrashort pulses.


Coherent X-ray Lasers Extreme-ultraviolet and Soft X-ray Coherent Sources Free-electron Lasers High-order Laser Harmonics High-order Laser Harmonics Optical Technologies Optical Technologies for XUV and X-ray Coherent Sources Synchrotron Radiation Technologies for Photon Handling and Conditioning X-ray Gas Lasers

Editors and affiliations

  • Federico Canova
    • 1
  • Luca Poletto
    • 2
  1. 1.Amplitude TechnologiesEvryFrance
  2. 2.National Research CouncilInstitute of Photonics and NanotechnologyPadovaItaly

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