Laser technology: Source of coherent kiloelectronvolt X-rays

@article{Seres2005LaserTS,
  title={Laser technology: Source of coherent kiloelectronvolt X-rays},
  author={J. Seres and E. Seres and A. Verhoef and G. Tempea and C. Streli and P. Wobrauschek and V. Yakovlev and A. Scrinzi and C. Spielmann and F. Krausz},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={433},
  pages={596-596}
}
Generating X-rays that have the properties of laser light has been a long-standing goal for experimental science. Here we describe the emission of highly collimated, spatially coherent X-rays, at a wavelength of about 1 nanometre and at photon energies extending to 1.3 kiloelectronvolts, from atoms that have been ionized by a 5-femtosecond laser pulse. This means that a laboratory source of laser-like, kiloelectronvolt X-rays, which will operate on timescales relevant to many chemical… Expand
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