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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1986
  • pp: 198–200

Comparison of extreme-ultraviolet flux from 1.06- and 10.6-μm laser-produced plasma sources for pumping photoionization lasers

O. R. Wood, II, W. T. Silfvast, J. J. Macklin, and P. J. Maloney  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 198-200 (1986)

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The soft-x-ray and XUV emission from laser-produced plasmas produced by 300-mJ pulses from 1.06- and 10.6-μm lasers was compared both by measuring the absorption due to inner-shell photoionization in Cd vapor in the 10–71-nm region and by directly observing the plasma emission in the 35–75-nm region. The results indicate that a 10.6-μm laser can be a more efficient pumping source for a photoionization laser than a 1.06-μm laser in the nanosecond pulse regime at low laser intensities.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 25, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 1986
Published: April 1, 1986

O. R. Wood, W. T. Silfvast, J. J. Macklin, and P. J. Maloney, "Comparison of extreme-ultraviolet flux from 1.06- and 10.6-μm laser-produced plasma sources for pumping photoionization lasers," Opt. Lett. 11, 198-200 (1986)

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