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)