Implementing the plasma-lasing potential for tabletop nano-imaging

Ruiz Lopez, Mabel; Bleiner, Davide (2013). Implementing the plasma-lasing potential for tabletop nano-imaging. Applied physics. B, Lasers and optics, 115(3), pp. 311-324. Springer 10.1007/s00340-013-5606-z

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Implementing the plasma-lasing potential for tabletop nano-imaging on across a hot plasma medium drives short-wavelength lasing, promising for "turnkey" nano-imaging setups. A systematic study of the illumination characteristics, combined with design-adapted objectives, is presented. It is shown how the ultimate nano-scale feature is dictated by either the diffraction-limited or the wavefront-limited resolution, which imposed a combined study of both the source and the optics. For nano-imaging, the spatial homogeneity of the illumination (spot noise) was shown as critical. Plasma-lasing from a triple grazing-incidence pumping scheme compensated for the missing spot homogeneity in classical schemes. We demonstrate that a collimating mirror pre-conditions both the pointing stability and the divergence below half a mrad.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Applied Physics

UniBE Contributor:

Ruiz Lopez, Maria Isabel and Bleiner, Davide

Subjects:

600 Technology > 620 Engineering

ISSN:

0946-2171

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Frenz-Lips

Date Deposited:

16 Sep 2014 13:48

Last Modified:

05 Oct 2015 09:07

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00340-013-5606-z

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.52951

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/52951

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