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X-ray laser development

Research has been undertaken in the development of increased coherent power in X-ray lasers, the development of shorter wavelength lasers, to obtain greater understanding of the mechanisms producing X-ray lasing and to better characterization of X-ray laser outputs. Various high power optical lasers are used to pump X-ray lasers by producing line plasmas with lasing occurring along the length. Collisional pumping mechanisms are being studied to obtain optimum pumping conditions for neon and nickel like ions of different atomic number and to maximize the coherent output power. Multilayer mirrors are used to produce half cavities and to diagnose the X-ray laser beams.

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University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
CO4 3SQ Colchester
United Kingdom
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