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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1664–1667

Soft-x-ray lasing and saturation in nickellike silver at pump energies below 30 J

R. Tommasini, F. Loewenthal, and J. E. Balmer  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 1664-1667 (1999)

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We demonstrate that careful optimization of main-pulse–prepulse time delay and target curvature permits lasing and saturation to be achieved in Ni-like collisionally excited ions at pump energies that are achievable with tabletop systems. Saturation of the 13.9-nm, J=01 line of Ag, which has a gain–length product of 15.3, was obtained by use of a single prepulse pumping scheme and a pump energy of less than 30 J in 100 ps.

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(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers

R. Tommasini, F. Loewenthal, and J. E. Balmer, "Soft-x-ray lasing and saturation in nickellike silver at pump energies below 30 J," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1664-1667 (1999)

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