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Laboratory production of X-ray lasers


Laser-produced plasmas seem to be the most promising sources of soft X rays at the high intensities required for laser action. Strong laser amplification has recently been demonstrated at the lowest X-ray energies, suggesting that true soft X-ray lasers will soon be available in the laboratory.

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Key, M. Laboratory production of X-ray lasers. Nature 316, 314–319 (1985).

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