Applied Physics B

, Volume 99, Issue 3, pp 535–542

Influence of Z-pinch evolution on laser pulse duration at 46.9 nm in Ne-like Ar ions


DOI: 10.1007/s00340-010-3931-z

Cite this article as:
Zhao, Y.P., Jiang, S., Xie, Y. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2010) 99: 535. doi:10.1007/s00340-010-3931-z


A capillary discharge 46.9 nm Ne-like Ar laser is achieved with peak current of 20–23 kA. The variation of laser pulse duration with initial Ar pressure and rise-time of main current is reported. Measurements show that the laser pulse durations slightly increase with the increased pressure and increased rise-time of current. A comparison of the experimental results with the calculation of snow-plow model indicates that the increase of laser pulse duration is the result of decreased Z-pinch velocity at the pinch time when the radius of plasma is minimal.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Key Laboratory of Tunable Laser TechnologyHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinChina