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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — May. 30, 2005
  • pp: 4050–4055

Demonstration of a desk-top size high repetition rate soft x-ray laser

S. Heinbuch, M. Grisham, D. Martz, and J.J. Rocca  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 4050-4055 (2005)

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We have demonstrated a new type of high repetition rate 46.9 nm capillary discharge laser that fits on top of a small desk and that it does not require a Marx generator for its excitation. The relatively low voltage required for its operation allows a reduction of nearly one order of magnitude in the size of the pulsed power unit relative to previous capillary discharge lasers. Laser pulses with an energy of ~13 µJ are generated at repetition rates up to 12 Hz. About (2–3)×104 laser shots can be generated with a single capillary. This new type of portable laser is an easily accessible source of intense short wavelength laser light for applications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3210) Lasers and laser optics : Ion lasers
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 5, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2005
Published: May 30, 2005

S. Heinbuch, M. Grisham, D. Martz, and J. J. Rocca, "Demonstration of a desk-top size high repetition rate soft x-ray laser," Opt. Express 13, 4050-4055 (2005)

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