Status of soft X-ray laser research at the Rutherford-Appleton laboratory

C. L.S. Lewis*, R. Corbett, D. O'Neill, C. Regan, S. Saadat, C. Chenais-Popovics, T. Tomie, J. Edwards, G. P. Kiehn, R. Smith, O. Willi, A. Carillon, H. Guennou, P. Jaegle, G. Jamelot, A. Klisnick, A. Sureau, M. Grande, C. Hooker, M. H. KeyS. J. Rose, I. N. Ross, P. T. Rumsby, G. J. Pert, S. A. Ramsden

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Abstract

This review describes experimental results demonstrating amplification of XUV radiation at discreet wavelengths between 8.1 nm and 18.2 nm. The amplifying medium is generated by recombination in expanding, laser-heated thin fibre targets. Gain coefficients between 1-5 cm-1 have been observed in transitions in hydrogenic (CVI and FIX) and Li-like (AlXI) ions. The work has been carried out using the VULCAN laser of the SERC Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory and is the product of national and international collaborations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number005
Pages (from-to)35-44
Number of pages10
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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