A theoretically highly efficient mechanism, operating at high laser intensities and powers, is identified for spectral transferring huge laser energies to shorter ultraviolet and x-ray wavelengths. With megajoule laser energies currently available at near-optical wavelengths, this transfer would, in theory, enable megajoule x-ray lasers, a huge advance over the millijoules x-ray pulses produced now. In fact, enabling even kilojoule x-ray lasers would still be a fantastic advance, and a more likely achievable one, considering practical experimental inefficiencies.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics