J. Phys. IV France
Volume 11, Number PR2, Juillet 2001
X-Ray Lasers 2000
Page(s) Pr2-483 - Pr2-486
7th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers

J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr2-483-Pr2-486

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2001292

Dense plasma interferometry with a tabletop soft X-ray laser and an amplitude division interferometer based on diffraction gratings

J. 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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