Driven by a double 75 ps pulse with 2.2 ns separation, saturated operation of nickel-like Ag, In, Sn, and Sm X-ray lasers have been demonstrated with only 75 J drive energy on target. The variation of X-ray laser output with target length is found to fit well to a simple model for an amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) laser including saturation. Small signal gains of similar to 10 cm(-1), effective gain length products of similar to 18, and saturation irradiance of (1-5)x 10(10) W/cm(2) are measured for these lasers using a fitting procedure. (C) 1998 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Dec 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics