A soft X-ray laser utilizing charge exchange Academic Article uri icon


  • 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 106 x-ray quanta per pulse. The present scheme seems to be well within the realm of modern technology. 1973.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Scully, M. O., Louisell, W. H., & McKnight, W. B.

citation count

  • 34

complete list of authors

  • Scully, Marlan O||Louisell, William H||McKnight, William B

publication date

  • November 1973