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13 September 2005 X-ray lasers driven by low-energy picosecond laser pulses
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Recent development in the field of X-ray lasers is shown and discussed starting from transient inversion scheme in a double-pulse arrangement. Different variants of this scheme are discussed in detail from the point of view of reduction in the pump energy. The discussion is concentrated on the kinetic aspect of the plasma created and heated by a profiled pulse. Recently, a scheme referred to as GRIP (GRazing Incidence Pumping) has been proposed and demonstrated. This pump geometry opens a new real possibility to construct a repetitive X-ray laser. Some aspects of the pump scheme implementation are analysed. Finally, a specific injector-amplifier system giving a new perspective on the future of X-ray lasers is dicussed briefly as well.
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Karol A. Janulewicz, Johannes Tümmler, Gerd Priebe, and Peter V. Nickles "X-ray lasers driven by low-energy picosecond laser pulses", Proc. SPIE 5919, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VI, 591906 (13 September 2005);


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