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Gain Optimization And Saturation Of The Xe III 109 Nm Auger Laser
Author(s): J J Macklin; M H Sher; C P.J B arty; D A King; Guang-Yu Yin; E Harris; J F Young
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Paper Abstract

We describe the construction and operation of a 109 nm, photoionization-pumped, single-pass laser in Xe III. The laser is pumped by soft x-rays emitted from a laser-produced plasma in a traveling-wave geometry. Using a 3.5 J, 300 psec , 1064 nm laser pump pulse, we measure a small-signal gain coefficient of 4.4 cm-1 and a total small signal gain of exp(40). The laser is fully saturated and produces an output energy of 20µJ in a beam with 10 mrad divergence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0875, Short and Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers, (27 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943879
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J J Macklin, Stanford University (United States)
M H Sher, Stanford University (United States)
C P.J B arty, Stanford University (United States)
D A King, Stanford University, (United States)
Guang-Yu Yin, Stanford University (United States)
E Harris, Stanford University (United States)
J F Young, Stanford University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0875:
Short and Ultrashort Wavelength Lasers
Randy C.R. Jones, Editor(s)

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