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We have measured the conversion efficiency, as well as the spectral and temporal x‐ray output of H‐ and He‐like carbon line emission, from a thin foil of polypropylene that has been irradiated with subpicosecond KrF laser pulses. The effect of amplified spontaneous emission prepulse on the x‐ray conversion process, as well as the application of these x‐ray ‘‘flashlamps’’ toward pumping soft x‐ray lasers, is discussed.