Waveguiding in soft x-ray laser experiments

Lunney, James G.
April 1986
Applied Physics Letters;4/7/1986, Vol. 48 Issue 14, p891
Academic Journal
In soft x-ray laser experiments using laser produced plasmas on thick targets the steep electron density gradients in the plasma can cause refraction of the soft x rays out of the region of gain. It is shown how this refraction problem can be overcome by bending the target to a concave cylindrical or toroidal surface. The possibility of waveguiding in these soft x-ray laser schemes is also examined.


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