X-ray laser resonator for the kilo-electron-volt range Academic Article uri icon


  • We have designed, constructed, and tested an x-ray laser resonator operating in the hard x-ray, keV energy region. This ring x-ray laser cavity is formed by four highly oriented pyrolytic graphite crystals. The crystals are set at the Bragg angles that allow for the complete 360° round trip of the 2.37 Å, 5.23 keV Lα line of neodymium. In addition, we also present experimental data of a similar ring laser resonator that utilizes the Cr Kα 541 keV, x-ray line to propagate through the four mirrors of the cavity. The specific properties of these x-ray laser resonator mirrors, including reflection losses and cavity arrangement, are presented. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, J., Tomov, I. V., Er, A. O., & Rentzepis, P. M.

citation count

  • 2

publication date

  • April 2013