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Generation of tunable, femtosecond-time-scale VUV pulses by four-wave difference-frequency mixing in xenon
Author(s): James H. Glownia; Dietmar R. Gnass; Michael I. Kaschke; Peter P. Sorokin
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Paper Abstract

A practical method for generating femtosecond-time-scale VUV pulses in the spectral range 150 - 200 nm is discussed. The method is based upon four-wave difference-frequency mixing in Xe ((omega) 3 equals 2(omega) 1 - (omega) 2). One can utilize a two-photon resonance in Xe to increase the VUV output energy by almost two orders of magnitude by choosing the beam at (omega) 1 to be a KrF-excimer-amplified ultrashort pulse. This resonantly-enhanced mixing process is utilized to generate is congruent to 4-(mu) J, femtosecond- time-scale, pulses at is congruent to 156 nm, suitable for use as seed pulses to test the ultrafast amplification characteristics of F2-discharges.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1861, Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy, (17 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147049
Show Author Affiliations
James H. Glownia, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
Dietmar R. Gnass, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (Germany)
Michael I. Kaschke, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)
Peter P. Sorokin, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1861:
Ultrafast Pulse Generation and Spectroscopy
Timothy R. Gosnell; Antoinette J. Taylor; Keith A. Nelson; Michael C. Downer, Editor(s)

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