Optimization toward a high-average-brightness soft-x-ray laser pumped at grazing incidence

K. Cassou, S. Kazamias, D. Ros, F. Ple, G. Jamelot, A. Klisnick, Olle Lundh, Filip Lindau, Anders Persson, Claes-Göran Wahlström, S. de Rossi, D. Joyeux, B. Zielbauer, D. Ursescu, T. Kuehl

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We report the near-field imaging characterization of a 10 Hz Ni-like 18.9 nm molybdenum soft-x-ray laser pumped in a grazing incidence pumping (GRIP) geometry with a table-top laser driver. We investigate the effect of varying the GRIP angle on the spatial behavior of the soft-x-ray laser source. After multiparameter optimization, we were able to find conditions to generate routinely a high-repetition-rate soft-x-ray laser with an energy level of up to 3 mu J/pulse and to 6 x 10(17) photons/s/mm(2)/mrad(2)/(0.1% bandwidth) average brightness and 1 x 10(28) photons/s/mm(2)/mrad(2)/(0.1% bandwidth) peak brightness. (c) 2006 Optical Society of America.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-141
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics


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