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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1987
  • pp: 331–333

Low-energy pumping of a 108.9-nm xenon Auger laser

Guang-Yu Yin, C. P. J. Barty, D. A. King, D. J. Walker, S. E. Harris, and J. F. Young  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pp. 331-333 (1987)

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We report extensive measurements of gain in the Xe III system initially observed by Kapteyn et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2939 (1986)]. The dependence of this gain on pressure, pumping-pulse length, and pump energy is presented. By optimizing these parameters we have achieved a gain of exp(3.2) by using only 0.56 J of 1064-nm energy on target, representing an efficiency improvement of nearly 100. Total gains as high as exp(6.6) have been measured when using higher energies. Our data indicate that effective laser-produced plasmas can be created with applied power densities as low as 5 × 1010 W cms−2.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 9, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 1987
Published: May 1, 1987

Guang-Yu Yin, C. P. J. Barty, D. A. King, D. J. Walker, S. E. Harris, and J. F. Young, "Low-energy pumping of a 108.9-nm xenon Auger laser," Opt. Lett. 12, 331-333 (1987)

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