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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — May. 23, 2011
  • pp: 10232–10240

Ultrabroadband efficient intracavity XUV output coupler

Oleg Pronin, Vladimir Pervak, Ernst Fill, Jens Rauschenberger, Ferenc Krausz, and Alexander Apolonski  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 10232-10240 (2011)

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We report an efficient intracavity XUV output coupler based on an anti-reflection-coated grazing incidence plate (GIP). Conceptually, GIP is an extension of a Brewster plate, affording low loss of the circulating fundamental light and serving as a highly efficient, extremely broadband output coupler for XUV. Due to the grazing incidence geometry, the short wavelength reflectivity can be extended to the keV range. The first GIP realized shows parameters close to the design. We discuss both the limitations of the GIP in comparison with other XUV output couplers and the applicability of the GIP extension at longer wavelengths, down to the MIR.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)
(310.4165) Thin films : Multilayer design

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: April 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 2011
Published: May 9, 2011

Oleg Pronin, Vladimir Pervak, Ernst Fill, Jens Rauschenberger, Ferenc Krausz, and Alexander Apolonski, "Ultrabroadband efficient intracavity XUV output coupler," Opt. Express 19, 10232-10240 (2011)

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