21 November 2007 Characteristic of capillary discharge soft x-ray laser in Ne-like Ar
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Proceedings Volume 6724, 3rd International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Micro- and Nano-Optical Devices and Systems; 67241U (2007) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.782965
Event: 3rd International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Large Mirrors and Telescopes, 2007, Chengdu, China
Abstract
Ne-like Ar lasers operating at a wavelength of 46.9 nm have been developed by using of a three-coaxial-line Blumlein transmission line (BTL). The discharge system consists of a Marx generator with maximum charging voltage of 300kV, a Blumlein transmission line, as well as a pre-pulse circuit that provide maximum voltage of 20kV. Soft x-ray amplification in Ne-like Ar at 46.9nm with pulse energy of ~10μJ and duration time of 2ns has been achieved. The plasma columns are pumped by a 20~26kA current pulse with 130ns half-cycle duration in a 3.1mm-diameter and 19cm-length capillary channels filled with pre-ionized Ar gas at pressure of 30-40Pa. The beam profile was observed to have an annular shape and the peak-to-peak divergence is about 4.5 mrad. This new type of short wavelength laser is of interest for numerous applications such as materials ablation and nanopatterning in micro-technology.
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Y. L. Cheng, Y. L. Cheng, X. Q. Zhang, X. Q. Zhang, H. G. Gou, H. G. Gou, Q. S. Zhu, Q. S. Zhu, Y. P. Zhao, Y. P. Zhao, Y. Xie, Y. Xie, Q. Wang, Q. Wang, } "Characteristic of capillary discharge soft x-ray laser in Ne-like Ar", Proc. SPIE 6724, 3rd International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Micro- and Nano-Optical Devices and Systems, 67241U (21 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.782965; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.782965
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