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Plasma Homogenization for Overcoming Refractive Losses in X-ray Lasers

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Proceedings (peer-reviewed)
Author Masoudnia Leili, Bleiner Davide,
Project "ELAN" - EUV Laser for Actinic Nano-imaging.
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Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Title of proceedings Conference on X-ray Lasers
Place Paris


Refractive losses along laser-produced plasmas used as gain me- dia are caused by density gradients. The pump pulse is thus deflected from the high gain region and the short wavelength signal steers-away causing loss of collimation. Hollow cylinders used as targets make the plasma homoge- nous and can mitigate refractive losses by means of waveguiding.