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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Mar. 21, 2005
  • pp: 2093–2098

High repetition rate operation of saturated table-top soft x-ray lasers in transitions of neon-like ions near 30 nm

D. Alessi, B. M. Luther, Y. Wang, M. A. Larotonda, M. Berrill, and J. J. Rocca  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 2093-2098 (2005)

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We report average powers exceeding 1 microwatt in laser transitions of Ne-like ions at wavelengths near 30 nm. Gain-saturated operation was obtained at a repetition rate of 5 Hz exciting solid targets with pump pulses of ~1 J energy and 8 ps duration impinging at grazing incidence of 20 degrees. Gain-length products of about 20 were obtained in the 30.4 nm and 32.6 nm transitions of Ne-like V and Ne-like Ti respectively. Strong lasing was also observed in Ne-like Cr at 28.6 nm and in the 30.1 nm line of Ne-like Ti.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)

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Original Manuscript: February 23, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2005
Published: March 21, 2005

D. Alessi, B. Luther, Y. Wang, M. Larotonda, M. Berrill, and J. Rocca, "High repetition rate operation of saturated tabletop soft x-ray lasers in transitions of neon-like ions near 30 nm," Opt. Express 13, 2093-2098 (2005)

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