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UVX 2008
UVX 2008 - 9e Colloque sur les Sources Cohérentes et Incohérentes UV, VUV et X ; Applications et Développements Récents
Page(s) 169 - 172
Publié en ligne 7 juillet 2009
UVX 2008 (2009) 169-172
DOI: 10.1051/uvx/2009027

Investigation of a laser-induced ablation plume of mercury as a nonlinear medium for Vacuum UltraViolet generation

L. Philippet, S. Chenais, S. Forget and M.-C. Castex

Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers, Institut Galilée, CNRS/Université Paris 13, 99 Av. J.-B. Clément, 93430 Villetaneuse, France

Published online: 7 July 2009

The efficiency of nonlinear processes in metallic vapours is limited by usually low atomic densities. One way to circumvent this limitation, while keeping simplicity (that is avoiding the use of complex and user-unfriendly heat pipes), is to use a laser-induced ablation plume of the metal as a nonlinear medium. Here we present a study of a Hg plume used to amplify 125-nm radiation created by a resonant 4-wave-mixing process.

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