The collisionally excited transient inversion scheme is shown to produce exceptionally high gain coefficients and gain-length products. Data are presented for the Ne-Like titanium and germanium and Ni-like silver X-ray lasers (XRL's) pumped using a combination of nanosecond and picosecond duration laser pulses. This method leads to a dramatic reduction of the required pump energy and makes down-sizing of XRL's possible, an important prerequisite if they are to become commonly used tools in the Long-term.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Warwick, P. J., Janulewicz, K. A., Kalachnikov, M. P., Klisnick, A., Lewis, C., Sandner, W., & Nickles, P. V. (1999). Transient inversion soft X-ray lasers. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 5(6), 1447-1452.