Demonstration of a collisionally excited optical-field-ionization XUV laser driven in a plasma waveguide

A. Butler, A. J. Gonsalves, C. M. McKenna, D. J. Spence, S. M. Hooker*, S. Sebban, T. Mocek, I. Bettaibi, B. Cros

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Abstract

The first demonstration of a short-wavelength laser driven within a gas-filled capillary discharge waveguide is presented. This is the first time the collisionally excited optical-field-ionization (OFI) laser is driven in any waveguide. This paper presents spectra demonstating short-wavelength lasing, measurements of the transmission of the pump laser pulse through the waveguide, and simulations that show that the lasant ion stage is generated over essentially the whole length of the plasma channel.

Original languageEnglish
Article number205001
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume91
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes

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