Abstract

A suggestion for the generation of extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) laser radiation based on tunneling ionization and subsequent electron excitation of Δn ≠ 0 transitions is described. The favorable scaling of the required intensity of the pump laser with the output XUV wavelength is compared with that exhibited by XUV lasers based on Δn = 0 transitions. Calculations for Be-like Ne predict significant gain at 14.1 nm.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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