Finite temperature dense matter studies on next-generation light sources

R.W. Lee, S.J. Moon, H.K. Chung, W. Rozmus, H.A. Baldis, G. Gregori, R.C. Cauble, O.L. Landen, J.S. Wark, A. Ng, S.J. Rose, Ciaran Lewis, David Riley, J.C. Gauthier, P. Audebert

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The construction of short-pulse tunable soft x-ray free electron laser sources based on the self-amplified spontaneous emission process will provide a major advance in capability for dense plasma-related and warm dense matter (WDM) research. The sources will provide 10(13) photons in a 200-fs duration pulse that is tunable from approximately 6 to 100 nm. Here we discuss only two of the many applications made possible for WDM that has been severely hampered by the fact that laser-based methods have been unavailable because visible light will not propagate at electron densities of n(e) greater than or equal to 10(22) cm(-3). The next-generation light sources will remove these restrictions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-778
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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