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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 414–416

Gain-saturated 10.9 nm tabletop laser operating at 1 Hz repetition rate

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


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 3, pp. 414-416 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000414


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Abstract

We report the demonstration of a gain-saturated 10.9 nm tabletop soft x-ray laser operating at 1 Hz repetition rate. Lasing occurs by collisional electron impact excitation in the 4 d S 0 1 4 p P 1 1 transition of nickel-like Te in a line-focus plasma heated by a chirped-pulse-amplification Ti:sapphire laser. With an average power of 1 μ W and pulse energy up to 2 μ J , this laser extends the ability to conduct tabletop laser experiments to a shorter wavelength.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

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)

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 24, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 9, 2009
Published: January 29, 2010

Citation
D. Alessi, D. H. Martz, Y. Wang, M. Berrill, B. M. Luther, and J. J. Rocca, "Gain-saturated 10.9 nm tabletop laser operating at 1 Hz repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 35, 414-416 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-3-414

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