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5 October 2011 Towards high photon-number soft x-ray lasers
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We present an experimental design to independently pump two soft X-ray laser media suitable for a seed-amplifier configuration. Both the seed and the amplifier target are operated in the TCE scheme utilizing the DGRIP technique with its intrinsic travelling wave excitation. Controlled injection of the seed X-ray laser into the amplifier medium is realized via a spherical XUV mirror. The experimental design is perfectly appropriate for benchmarking combined simulations of the ARWEN and DeepOne code. A first experiment at the PHELIX laser utilizing this scheme has been conducted, demonstrating signs of amplification and allowing for the direct measurement of the gain life time of a Ni-like silver SXRL.
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B. Ecker, B. Aurand, D. C. Hochhaus, T. Kuehl, P. Neumayer, H. Zhao, B. Zielbauer, K. Cassou, S. Daboussi, O. Guilbaud, S. Kazamias, D. Ros, E. Oliva, T. Le, and P. Zeitoun "Towards high photon-number soft x-ray lasers", Proc. SPIE 8140, X-ray Lasers and Coherent X-ray Sources: Development and Applications IX, 81400J (5 October 2011);


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