Coherence Brightening and Laser Lethargy in X-Ray Laser Amplifiers Academic Article uri icon


  • The lethargic response of the lasing medium produced by the combined effects of finite bandwidth and rapid decay of the population inversion leads to a reduction of the linear gain expected in certain x-ray laser amplifiers. However, the effects of coherence brightening are also important, and in the superradiant regime, the laser output approaches that predicted by the usual calculation. 1975 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Hopf, F. A., Meystre, P., Scully, M. O., & Seely, J. F.

citation count

  • 50

complete list of authors

  • Hopf, FA||Meystre, P||Scully, MO||Seely, John F

publication date

  • August 1975