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11 December 2012 Comparison of laboratory-scale XUV laser with xFELs
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Proceedings Volume 8678, Short-Wavelength Imaging and Spectroscopy Sources; 867806 (2012)
Event: Short-Wavelength Imaging and Spectroscopy, 2012, Bern, Switzerland
Amplification of short-wavelength radiation is advantageously done across a plasma medium. The latter can be produced either using a powerful pump laser or by means of a capillary discharge. The main advantages of this scheme are the ultra-narrow linewidth (Q ≈ 10,000), the full temporal coherence, and the compact footprint. These figures-of-merit are complementary to those of short-wavelength free-electron lasers (xFEL). xFEL facilities are currently available in a few sites, due to the remarkable cost of construction and operation. After a general introduction on laboratory-scale short-wavelength lasers, a comparison with state-of-art xFEL will be done.
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Davide Bleiner "Comparison of laboratory-scale XUV laser with xFELs", Proc. SPIE 8678, Short-Wavelength Imaging and Spectroscopy Sources, 867806 (11 December 2012);


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