Share Email Print
cover

Proceedings Paper

Demonstration of lasing at 41.8 nm in Xe8+ driven in a plasma waveguide
Author(s): Arthur Butler; Anthony J. Gonsalves; Claire M. McKenna; David J. Spence; Simon M. Hooker; Stephane Sebban; Thomas Mocek; I. Bettaibi; Brigitte Cros
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $14.40 $18.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

We describe the first demonstration of a collisionally-excited optical field ionisation laser driven within a gas-filled capillary waveguide. Lasing on the 4d95d - 4d95p transition at 41.8 nm in Xe8+ was observed to be closely-correlated to conditions under which the pump laser pulses were guided well by the waveguide. Simulations of the propagation of the pump laser radiation show that gain was achieved over essentially the whole 30 mm length of the waveguide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 2003
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5197, Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications V, (19 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.507985
Show Author Affiliations
Arthur Butler, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
Anthony J. Gonsalves, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
Claire M. McKenna, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
David J. Spence, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
Simon M. Hooker, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
Stephane Sebban, Lab. d'Optique Appliquee, ENSTA/Ecole Polytechnic-CNRS (France)
Thomas Mocek, Lab. d'Optique Appliquee, ENSTA/Ecole Polytechnic-CNRS (France)
I. Bettaibi, Lab. d'Optique Appliquee, ENSTA/Ecole Polytechnic-CNRS (France)
Brigitte Cros, Lab. d'Physique des Gazet de Plasmas, Univ. Paris XI-CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5197:
Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications V
Ernst E. Fill; Szymon Suckewer, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top