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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1983
  • pp: 3271–3275

Tunable VUV light generation for the low-level resonant ionization detection of krypton

Steven D. Kramer, C. H. Chen, M. G. Payne, G. S. Hurst, and B. E. Lehmann  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 20, pp. 3271-3275 (1983)

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High-power tunable VUV light pulses with energies up to 0.7 μJ were generated in the 115.7–116.9-nm region by use of a two-photon resonant four-wave mixing scheme in a Xe–Ar gas mixture. This is the highest reported pulse energy that has been produced in this wavelength region using a four-wave mixing process. Efficient detection of krypton isotopes at densities as low as 10 atoms/cm3 was demonstrated by resonantly ionizing the atom through its one-photon allowed state at the vacuum wavelength of 116.49 nm.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 21, 1982
Published: October 15, 1983

Steven D. Kramer, C. H. Chen, M. G. Payne, G. S. Hurst, and B. E. Lehmann, "Tunable VUV light generation for the low-level resonant ionization detection of krypton," Appl. Opt. 22, 3271-3275 (1983)

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