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Development of injector/amplifier XUV lasers and initial studies of ultrashort pulse UV multiphoton ionization
Author(s): Michael H. Key; W. J. Blyth; Gerald F. Cairns; A. R. Damerell; A. E. Dangor; Colin N. Danson; J. M. Evans; Graeme J. Hirst; M. Holden; Chris J. Hooker; J. R. Houliston; J. Krishnan; Ciaran L. S. Lewis; J. M. D. Lister; Andrew G. MacPhee; Z. Najmudin; David Neely; Peter A. Norreys; Allen A. Offenberger; Karoly Osvay; Geoffrey J. Pert; S. G. Preston; Stuart A. Ramsden; Ian N. Ross; Wilson Sibbett; Gregory J. Tallents; C. Smith; Justin S. Wark; Jie Zhang
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Paper Abstract

An injector-amplifier architecture for XUV lasers has been developed and demonstrated using the Ge XXIII collisional laser. Results are described for injection into single and double plasma amplifiers. Prismatic lens-like and higher order aberrations in the amplifier are considered. Limitations on ultimate brightness are discussed and also scaling to operation at shorter wavelengths. A preliminary study has been made of UV multiphoton ionization using 300 fs pulses at high intensity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2012, Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers II, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.167389
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Michael H. Key, Rutherford Appleton Lab. and Clarendon Lab. (United Kingdom)
W. J. Blyth, Clarendon Lab. (United Kingdom)
Gerald F. Cairns, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
A. R. Damerell, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
A. E. Dangor, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Colin N. Danson, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. M. Evans, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Graeme J. Hirst, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
M. Holden, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
Chris J. Hooker, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. R. Houliston, Clarendon Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. Krishnan, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
Ciaran L. S. Lewis, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
J. M. D. Lister, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Andrew G. MacPhee, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
Z. Najmudin, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
David Neely, Queen's Univ. of Belfast (United Kingdom)
Peter A. Norreys, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Allen A. Offenberger, Univ. of Alberta (Canada)
Karoly Osvay, Jate Univ. (Hungary)
Geoffrey J. Pert, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
S. G. Preston, Clarendon Lab. (United Kingdom)
Stuart A. Ramsden, Univ. of York (United Kingdom)
Ian N. Ross, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Wilson Sibbett, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
Gregory J. Tallents, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
C. Smith, Clarendon Lab. (United Kingdom)
Justin S. Wark, Clarendon Lab. (United Kingdom)
Jie Zhang, Clarendon Lab. (United Kingdom)

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

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