We report the first observation to our knowledge of lasing at 26.1 and 30.4 nm in neonlike vanadium ions in a recent experiment conducted on the Asterix IV iodine laser at the Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik. The two lasing lines have been identified as the 3p1S0-3s3P1 and 3p1S0-3s1P1 transitions in neonlike vanadium ions. The transition at 26.1 nm is the first of the 3p1S0-3s3P1 transitions in neonlike ions that has been observed to lase, and it was observed to have a higher gain than the other transition. Spatially resolved measurements showed that the lasing for this transition occurs at a position slightly farther from the target surface than for the 3p1S0-3s1P1 one.
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Yuelin Li, Georg Pretzler, and Ernst E. Fill, "Observation of lasing on the two J = 0-1, 3p-3s transitions at 26.1 and 30.4 nm in neonlike vanadium," Opt. Lett. 20, 1026-1028 (1995)