Measurements of energy fluctuations of a saturated 46.9 nm Ar laser produced in Z -pinch capillary discharges

A. Ritucci, G. Tomassetti, A. Reale, L. Reale, F. Flora, L. Mezi

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Abstract

We report on the achievement of significant energy stability in a 46.9 nm soft x-ray laser pumped by fast Z -pinch capillary discharges. The energy stability, investigated over, hundreds of shots, is optimized by operating the laser in the highly saturated regime using capillary discharges with length up to 45 cm. We demonstrate standard deviation on the energy fluctuations smaller than ±5% and an energypulse of 300 μJ at 0.2 Hz. These results demonstrate the reliability of this soft x-ray laser for its widespread use for the development of applications. © 2005 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number101106
Pages (from-to)1 - 3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume86
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Ritucci, A., Tomassetti, G., Reale, A., Reale, L., Flora, F., & Mezi, L. (2005). Measurements of energy fluctuations of a saturated 46.9 nm Ar laser produced in Z -pinch capillary discharges. Applied Physics Letters, 86(10), 1 - 3. [101106]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1882748