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Characterization of a Seeded Optical-Field Ionized Collisional Soft X-Ray Laser

  • J. P. Goddet
  • S. Sebban
  • O. Guilbaud
  • J. Gautier
  • Ph. Zeitoun
  • C. Valentin
  • F. Tissandier
  • T. Marchenko
  • G. Lambert
  • J. Nejdl
  • B. Cros
  • G Maynard
  • B. Robillard
  • S. Kazamias
  • K. Cassou
  • A. Klisnick
  • D. Ros
  • J. Benredjem
  • T. Mocek
  • M. Kozlová
  • K. Jakubczak
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 130)

Abstract

By seeding an optical-field-ionized population inverted plasma amplifier with the 25th harmonic of an infrared laser we have produced a compact, diffraction- limited and Fourier-limited laser beam in the soft x-ray spectral range. This laser beam is emitted within a cone of 0.7 mrad at a repetition rate of 10 Hz at a central wavelength of 32.8 nm, The beam exhibits a regular Gaussian spatial profile, and wavefront distortions smaller than λ/17. The measured coherence time of 5.5 ps is equal to the duration of the lifetime of the amplifying plasma which shows that this source has reached the Fourier limit.

Keywords

Amplify Spontaneous Emission Infrared Laser Wavefront Distortion Longitudinal Coherence Seed Beam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Goddet
    • 1
  • S. Sebban
    • 1
  • O. Guilbaud
    • 4
  • J. Gautier
    • 1
  • Ph. Zeitoun
    • 1
  • C. Valentin
    • 1
  • F. Tissandier
    • 1
  • T. Marchenko
    • 1
  • G. Lambert
    • 1
  • J. Nejdl
    • 1
  • B. Cros
    • 2
  • G Maynard
    • 2
  • B. Robillard
    • 2
  • S. Kazamias
    • 4
  • K. Cassou
    • 4
  • A. Klisnick
    • 4
  • D. Ros
    • 4
  • J. Benredjem
    • 4
  • T. Mocek
    • 3
  • M. Kozlová
    • 3
  • K. Jakubczak
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée, chemin de la hunièrePalaiseau
  2. 2.LPGP, Université Paris-SudOrsayFrance
  3. 3.Institute of Physics, Department of X-Ray LasersPragueCzech Republic
  4. 4.LIXAM, “X-ray Lasers and Applications group”Université Paris-SudOrsayFrance

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