An optical-field-ionization EUV laser with prepulse-controlled nanoplasma expansion in a cluster gas jet was demonstrated. Pd-like xenon lasing at 41.8-nm with 100 nJ/pulse and 5-mrad divergence was achieved, indicating near-saturation amplification.
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(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas
H. Chu, H. Tsai, L. Yang, J. Lin, C. Lee, J. Wang, and S. Chen, "Optical-Field-Ionization EUV Lasing in a Xenon Cluster Jet," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JThG5.
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