J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr2-483-Pr2-486
Dense plasma interferometry with a tabletop soft X-ray laser and an amplitude division interferometer based on diffraction gratingsJ. Filevich1, M.C. Marconi1, K. Kanizay2, J.L.A. Chilla2 and J.J. Rocca2
1 Departamento de Fisica, FCEyN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, U.S.A.
We have demonstrated a novel Mach-Zehnder soft x-ray interferometer that uses diffraction gratings as beam splitters. The interferometer was used together with a 46.9nm tabletop soft x-ray laser, to map the evolution of the electron density distribution of a large-scale laser created plasma.
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