Demonstration of lasing at 41.8 nm in Xe8+ 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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We describe the first demonstration of a collisionally-excited optical field ionisation laser driven within a gas-filled capillary waveguide. Lasing on the 4d95d -4d95p transition at 41.8 nm in Xe8+ was observed to be closely-correlated to conditions under which the pump laser pulses were guided well by the waveguide. Simulations of the propagation of the pump laser radiation show that gain was achieved over essentially the whole 30 mm length of the waveguide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-118
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventSPIE 48th annual meeting - San Diego, CA
Duration: 3 Aug 20038 Aug 2003


  • Femtosecond Pulses
  • High-Intensity
  • Short-wavelength laser
  • Waveguide
  • X-ray Lasers


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