We have realized the first demonstration of using a soft x-ray laser (26.5 eV photons) as single-photon ionization source in photochemistry experiments. TOF mass spectra of water, methanol, ammonia, and metal-oxide clusters are discussed.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6390) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, molecular
F. Dong, S. C. Heinbuch, J. J. Rocca, and E. R. Bernstein, "Study of Hydrogen-Bonded and Metal-Oxide Clusters Using Single Photon Ionization from a Compact Soft X-ray Laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JFB4.