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High-intensity subpicosecond vacuum ultraviolet laser system
Author(s): Shoichi Kubodera; Masanori Kaku; Yuta Taniguchi; Masahito Katto; Atsushi Yokotani; Noriaki Miyanaga; Kunioki Mima
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Paper Abstract

We have been developing an ultrashort-pulse high-intensity vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) laser. Ultrashort VUV pulses at 126 nm have been produced in rare-gases by nonlinear wavelength conversion of an infrared Ti:sapphire laser at 882 nm. This pulse will be amplified inside an Ar2* amplifier excited by optical-field-induced ionization electrons. The amplification characteristics of the Ar2* amplifier has been improved by plasma channeling induced by a high-intensity plasma-initiating laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6874, High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications II, 68740L (21 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.760351
Show Author Affiliations
Shoichi Kubodera, Univ. of Miyazaki (Japan)
Masanori Kaku, Univ. of Miyazaki (Japan)
Yuta Taniguchi, Univ. of Miyazaki (Japan)
Masahito Katto, Univ. of Miyazaki (Japan)
Atsushi Yokotani, Univ. of Miyazaki (Japan)
Noriaki Miyanaga, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kunioki Mima, Osaka Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6874:
High Energy/Average Power Lasers and Intense Beam Applications II
Steven J. Davis; Michael C. Heaven; J. Thomas Schriempf, Editor(s)

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