Abstract

We report extensive measurements of gain in the Xe III system initially observed by Kapteyn et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2939 (1986)]. The dependence of this gain on pressure, pumping-pulse length, and pump energy is presented. By optimizing these parameters we have achieved a gain of exp(3.2) by using only 0.56 J of 1064-nm energy on target, representing an efficiency improvement of nearly 100. Total gains as high as exp(6.6) have been measured when using higher energies. Our data indicate that effective laser-produced plasmas can be created with applied power densities as low as 5 × 1010 W cms−2.

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1986 (2)

H. C. Kapteyn, R. W. Lee, R. W. Falcone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2939 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Walker, R. G. Caro, S. E. Harris, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 1515 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

1974 (1)

Caro, R. G.

Falcone, R. W.

H. C. Kapteyn, R. W. Lee, R. W. Falcone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2939 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, R. W. Falcone, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.688 (to be published).

Harris, S. E.

Kapteyn, H. C.

H. C. Kapteyn, R. W. Lee, R. W. Falcone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2939 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, R. W. Falcone, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.688 (to be published).

Lee, R. W.

H. C. Kapteyn, R. W. Lee, R. W. Falcone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2939 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Linford, G. J.

Mendelsohn, A. J.

Murnane, M. M.

H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, R. W. Falcone, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.688 (to be published).

Peressini, E. R.

Sooy, W. R.

Spaeth, M. L.

Walker, D. J.

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Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

H. C. Kapteyn, R. W. Lee, R. W. Falcone, Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2939 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, R. W. Falcone, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.688 (to be published).

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