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Gain observations at 204.2 Å in Ni-like Nb
Author(s): Peter L. Hagelstein; Martin H. Muendel; James Goodberlet; Santanu Basu; Sumanth Kaushik
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Paper Abstract

Intensity versus length experiments showed some exponentiation in Ni-like Nb at 204 angstroms, at pump energies of 1 to 2 Joules per pulse of 1 (mu) pump radiation. The largest total gain observed in these experiments is about (alpha) L approximately equals 3 as determined by a Linford fit. Streak camera results indicate that emission at 204 angstroms can persist for u to a nanosecond. More recent experiments indicate that the pump pulse width was variable during this campaign, and that the pump energy calibration was imprecise. Ni-like Nb appears to require on the order of 1013 watts/cm2 to drive gain, and we plan to increase our ump intensity to improve total gain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2012, Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers II, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167373
Show Author Affiliations
Peter L. Hagelstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Martin H. Muendel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
James Goodberlet, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Santanu Basu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Sumanth Kaushik, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2012:
Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers II
Szymon Suckewer, Editor(s)

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