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Comparison of laboratory-scale XUV Laser with xFELs

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)
Publication date 2012
Author Bleiner Davide,
Project "ELAN" - EUV Laser for Actinic Nano-imaging.
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Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)

Book Short-wavelength Imaging and Spectroscopy Sources
Editor , Bleiner Davide
Publisher SPIE Digital Library, Bellingham
Page(s) 06
ISBN 9780819494566
Title of proceedings Short-wavelength Imaging and Spectroscopy Sources


Amplification of short-wavelength radiation is advantageously done across a plasma medium. The latter can be produced either using a powerful pump laser or by means of a capillary discharge. The main advantages of this scheme are the ultra-narrow linewidth ($Q \approx 10,000$), the full temporal coherence, and the compact footprint. These figures-of-merit are complementary to those of short-wavelength free-electron lasers (xFEL). xFEL facilities are currently available in a few sites, due to the remarkable cost of construction and operation. After a general introduction on laboratory-scale short-wavelength lasers, a comparison with state-of-art xFEL will be done.