Abstract

We report high-power vacuum-ultraviolet (vuv) generation at the Lyman- α wavelength of 121.6nm , using a simple experimental system. vuv radiation is produced through two-photon-resonant difference-frequency mixing with a tunable ArF excimer laser and a Nd:YAG-pumped dye laser. Using phase-matched mixtures of Kr and Ar at a total pressure of 650 mbar, we produced 7-µJ energies at Lyman- α in approximately 5ns (1.3kW) , as measured directly with a pyroelectric energy probe. Measurements indicate that higher powers are possible with system optimization. A tuning range of 0.1nm was achieved for a fixed gas mole fraction at a total pressure of 650 mbar. Qualitative agreement is found between measured tuning profiles and theoretical predictions.

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To achieve agreement with Ref. 13 and the figures of Ref. 11, we use only positive k values in Eq. 3 of Ref. 11. We do use a negative sign for the parameterized distance e for the difference (dye) wavelength.

G. W. Faris and M. J. Dyer, in Short-Wavelength Coherent Radiation:Generation and Applications, P. H. Bucksbaum and N. M. Ceglio, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1991), pp. 56–61.

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