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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2012
  • pp: 4240–4245

Phase-matched generation of highly coherent radiation in water window region

Lap V. Dao, Chris Hall, Hoang L. Vu, Khoung B. Dinh, Eugenui Balaur, Peter Hannaford, and Trevor A. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 18, pp. 4240-4245 (2012)

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Highly coherent extreme ultraviolet radiation around the water window region (4.4nm) is generated in a semi-infinitive helium gas cell using infrared pulses of wavelength 1300 nm, energy 2.5 mJ, duration 40 fs, and repetition rate 1 kHz. The pressure-squared dependence of the intensity and the almost-perfect Gaussian profile and low divergence of the high harmonic source indicate a phase-matched generation process. The spatial coherence of the source is studied using Young’s double-slit measurements.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2012
Published: June 20, 2012

Lap V. Dao, Chris Hall, Hoang L. Vu, Khoung B. Dinh, Eugenui Balaur, Peter Hannaford, and Trevor A. Smith, "Phase-matched generation of highly coherent radiation in water window region," Appl. Opt. 51, 4240-4245 (2012)

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