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Progress in optical-field-ionization soft X-ray lasers at LOA

  • T. MOCEK (a1), S. SEBBAN (a1), I. BETTAIBI (a1), Ph. ZEITOUN (a1), G. FAIVRE (a1), B. CROS (a2), G. MAYNARD (a2), A. BUTLER (a3), C.M. McKENNA (a3), D.J. SPENCE (a3), A.J. GONSAVLES (a3), S.M. HOOKER (a3), V. VORONTSOV (a1), S. HALLOU (a1), M. FAJARDO (a4), S. KAZAMIAS (a5), S. LE PAPE (a6), P. MERCERE (a1), A.S. MORLENS (a1), C. VALENTIN (a1) and Ph. BALCOU (a1)...

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We give on overview of recent advances in collisionally pumped optical field-ionization soft X-ray lasers developed at LOA. Saturated amplification has been achieved on the 5d-5p transition in Xe8+ at 41.8 nm, and on the 4d-4p transition in Kr8+ at 32.8 nm. We demonstrate a significant increase of the energy output from the Xe8+ laser driven within two types of wave-guide. Finally, we present results of a pioneering work aimed to set up and characterize the first true soft X-ray laser chain.

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to: T. Mocek, Laboratoire d'Optique Appliquée (LOA), ENSTA-Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France. E-mail: mocek@fzu.cz

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This paper was presented at the 28th ECLIM conference in Rome, Italy

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