Abstract

We have demonstrated vacuum-ultraviolet (VUV) Kr2* laser oscillation as a result of the realization of a stable self-sustained discharge of high-pressure Kr by use of a compact discharge device. Glow discharge was obtained with as much as 10  atm of pure Kr. The VUV emission intensity centered at 147.8  nm abruptly increased when the charging voltage exceeded a certain value. In addition to this threshold behavior, considerable spectral narrowing 4.00.4 nm was observed when the charging voltage increased. The maximum output energy at 148  nm was 150 μJ. The gain coefficient was estimated to be 1.1% cm-1.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

S. Kubodera, M. Kitahara, J. Kawanaka, W. Sasaki, and K. Kurosawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 452 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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S. Kubodera, M. Kitahara, J. Kawanaka, W. Sasaki, and K. Kurosawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 452 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Kawanaka, S. Kubodera, W. Sasaki, K. Kurosawa, K. Mitsuhashi, and T. Igarashi, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 852 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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J. Kawanaka, S. Kubodera, W. Sasaki, K. Kurosawa, K. Mitsuhashi, and T. Igarashi, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 852 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Mitsuhashi, T. Igarashi, M. Komori, T. Takada, E. Futagami, J. Kawanaka, S. Kubodera, K. Kurosawa, and W. Sasaki, Opt. Lett. 20, 2423 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Miyazaki, K.

K. Yamada, K. Miyazaki, T. Hasama, and T. Sato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 597 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Saito, S.

Sakurai, T.

T. Sakurai, N. Goto, and C. E. Webb, J. Phys. D 20, 709 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Sasaki, W.

T. Shirai, W. Sasaki, S. Kubodera, J. Kawanaka, and T. Igarashi, Proc. SPIE 4184, 334 (2001).
[CrossRef]

S. Kubodera, M. Kitahara, J. Kawanaka, W. Sasaki, and K. Kurosawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 452 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Kawanaka, S. Kubodera, W. Sasaki, K. Kurosawa, K. Mitsuhashi, and T. Igarashi, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 852 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sato, T.

K. Yamada, K. Miyazaki, T. Hasama, and T. Sato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 597 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Shirai, T.

T. Shirai, W. Sasaki, S. Kubodera, J. Kawanaka, and T. Igarashi, Proc. SPIE 4184, 334 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Slinko, V. N.

O. A. Zakharenko, A. A. Kuznetsov, V. N. Slinko, and S. S. Sulakshin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 20, 813 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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O. A. Zakharenko, A. A. Kuznetsov, V. N. Slinko, and S. S. Sulakshin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 20, 813 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Takada, T.

Tsuchida, K.

Uehara, Y.

Webb, C. E.

T. Sakurai, N. Goto, and C. E. Webb, J. Phys. D 20, 709 (1987).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Kearsley, A. J. Andrews, and C. E. Webb, Opt. Commun. 31, 181 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Yamada, K.

K. Yamada, K. Miyazaki, T. Hasama, and T. Sato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 597 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Yamanaka, M.

Zakharenko, O. A.

O. A. Zakharenko, A. A. Kuznetsov, V. N. Slinko, and S. S. Sulakshin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 20, 813 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

S. Kubodera, M. Kitahara, J. Kawanaka, W. Sasaki, and K. Kurosawa, Appl. Phys. Lett. 69, 452 (1996).
[CrossRef]

K. Yamada, K. Miyazaki, T. Hasama, and T. Sato, Appl. Phys. Lett. 54, 597 (1989).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

J. Kawanaka, S. Kubodera, W. Sasaki, K. Kurosawa, K. Mitsuhashi, and T. Igarashi, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 852 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. D

T. Sakurai, N. Goto, and C. E. Webb, J. Phys. D 20, 709 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

I. V. Kochetov and D. Lo, Opt. Commun. 113, 541 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

A. J. Kearsley, A. J. Andrews, and C. E. Webb, Opt. Commun. 31, 181 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

T. Shirai, W. Sasaki, S. Kubodera, J. Kawanaka, and T. Igarashi, Proc. SPIE 4184, 334 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron.

O. A. Zakharenko, A. A. Kuznetsov, V. N. Slinko, and S. S. Sulakshin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 20, 813 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Kr2* emission intensity as a function of Kr pressure. Typical time-resolved signals at different pressures are also shown. No optical cavity was configured in this measurement.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical time-resolved voltage signal with a time-resolved Kr2* emission signal.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Evolution of time-resolved signals of Kr2* emission at different charging voltages.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Observed spectral narrowing at different charging voltages.

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