A soft X-ray laser utilizing charge exchange

  • Scully M
  • Louisell W
  • McKnight W
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A scheme for a soft x-ray laser utilizing electron pickup in an excited state of a multiply ionized species is presented. Using a current source of 10 to 20 mA, we estimate a yield of ≈ 106x-ray quanta per pulse. The present scheme seems to be well within the realm of modern technology. © 1973.

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  • Marlan O. Scully

  • William H. Louisell

  • William B. McKnight

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