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Coherent VUV Laser At 130nm: Experiment
Author(s): C H Muller III; D D Lowenthal; M A DeFaccio; M Cimolino; J P Hauck
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Paper Abstract

Vacuum ultraviolet laser output energies of 0.25 mJ (2 MW cm-2 unfocused) at 130 nm have been achieved using four-wave sum-frequency mixing in mercury. High energy conversion efficiencies of 2.7 percent have been demonstrated in a collimated beam geom1etry over 1 meter interaction lengths. The 130 nm radiation is tunable over 2.5 cm-1 and the pulse length is 2.2 ns. The experimental facility assembled to produce this efficient VUV laser will be described, and comparison between experimental measurements and theory are provided.

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Date Published: 22 June 1988
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0912, Pulse Single-Frequency Lasers: Technology and Applications, (22 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945513
Show Author Affiliations
C H Muller III, Spectra Technology, Inc. (United States)
D D Lowenthal, Spectra Technology, Inc. (United States)
M A DeFaccio, Spectra Technology, Inc. (United States)
M Cimolino, Northrop Corp (United States)
J P Hauck, Northrop Corp (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0912:
Pulse Single-Frequency Lasers: Technology and Applications
William K. Bischel; Larry A. Rahn, Editor(s)

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