OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2719–2721

Amplification properties of vacuum ultraviolet Ar 2 * produced by infrared high-intensity laser

Masanori Kaku, Shinya Harano, Ryota Matsumoto, Masahito Katto, and Shoichi Kubodera  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2719-2721 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002719


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (243 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report optical amplification of Ar 2 * at 126 nm , pumped by optical-field-induced ionization (OFI) created by an infrared high-intensity laser. A gain–length product of 0.84 was obtained by using multipass amplification with a vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) cavity. The gain–length product was increased up to 4.3 through the use of single-pass amplification with a VUV reflector and a hollow 5.0 cm -long fiber. Similar small signal gain coefficients of 0.84 and 0.86 cm 1 were obtained in two different experiments, in which OFI Ar plasma gain media were produced in free space filled with Ar and inside an Ar-filled hollow fiber.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.2180) Lasers and laser optics : Excimer lasers
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(260.7210) Physical optics : Ultraviolet, vacuum

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 20, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 11, 2011
Published: July 14, 2011

Citation
Masanori Kaku, Shinya Harano, Ryota Matsumoto, Masahito Katto, and Shoichi Kubodera, "Amplification properties of vacuum ultraviolet Ar2* produced by infrared high-intensity laser," Opt. Lett. 36, 2719-2721 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-14-2719


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. T. Urata, T. Shinozaki, Y. Wada, Y. Kaneda, S. Wada, A. Imai, Appl. Opt. 48, 1668 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. Ph. Zeitoun, G. Faivre, S. Sebban, T. Mocek, A. Hallou, M. Fajardo, D. Aubert, Ph. Balcou, F. Burgy, D. Douillet, S. Kazamias, G. de Lachèze-Murel, T. Lefrou, S. le Pape, P. Mercère, H. Merdji, A. S. Morlens, J. P. Rousseau, and C. Valentin, Nature 431, 426 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. Y. Uehara, W. Sasaki, S. Saito, E. Fujiwara, Y. Kato, M. Yamanaka, K. Tsuchida, J. Fujita, Opt. Lett. 9, 539(1984). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. T. Efthimiopoulos, B. P. Stoicheff, R. I. Thompson, Opt. Lett. 14, 624 (1989). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. M. Kaku, T. Higashiguchi, S. Kubodera, and W. Sasaki, Phys. Rev. A 68, 023803 (2003). [CrossRef]
  6. Y. Morita, T. Higashiguchi, and S. Kubodera, Appl. Phys. B 82, 31 (2006). [CrossRef]
  7. W. Sasaki, Review of Laser Engineering 13, 912 (1986) (in Japanese). [CrossRef]
  8. M. V. Ammosov, N. B. Delone, and V. P. Krainov, Sov. Phys. JETP 64, 1191 (1986).
  9. M. V. McCusker, in Excimer Lasers (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1984).
  10. S. Kubodera, M. Kitahara, J. Kawanaka, W. Sasaki, and K. Kurosawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 452 (1996). [CrossRef]
  11. L. M. Frantz and J. S. Nodvik, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2346 (1963). [CrossRef]
  12. J. W. Keto, R. E. Gleason Jr., and G. K. Walters, Phys. Rev. Lett. 33, 1365 (1974). [CrossRef]
  13. S. Kubodera, Y. Taniguchi, A. Hosotani, M. Katto, A. Yokotani, N. Miyanaga, and K. Mima, Proc. SPIE 6452, 645216 (2007). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited