Development and application of plasma-waveguide based soft x-ray lasers

Jiunn Yuan Lin, Ming Chang Chou, Ping Hsun Lin, Ru Ping Huang, Szu Yuan Chen, Hsu Hsin Chu, Jyhpyng Wang

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We experimentally demonstrate the amplification of optical-field-ionization soft x-ray lasers in an optically preformed plasma waveguide for pure xenon, krypton, and argon gases, respectively. The lasing photon number of Ni-like Kr laser at 32.8 nm generated in waveguide is dramatically enhanced by about three orders of magnitude in comparison to that without plasma waveguide, resulting in a photon number of ~5×1011 and an energy conversion efficiency of ~5×10-6 with a pump pulse of ~500 mJ. By seeding optical-field-ionization plasma with high harmonic signals, 32.8-nm Kr laser produces brighter x-ray laser beams with much smaller divergence, enhanced spatial coherence, and controlled polarization. Single-shot x-ray digital holographic microscopy with an adjustable field of view and magnification is demonstrated successfully with the illumination of high-brightness 32.8-nm x-ray laser. The ultrashort x-ray pulse duration combined with single-shot capability offers great advantage for flash imaging of delicate samples.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-Ray Lasers 2010 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers
EditorsJongmin Lee, Karol A. Janulewicz, Chang Hee Nam
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789400711853
StatePublished - 2011
Event12th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, 2010 - Gwangju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 30 May 20104 Jun 2010

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


Conference12th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, 2010
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


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