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13-nm XUV pulses from a cavity

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Cavity-enhanced high-harmonic generation has been extended to the 10 nm wavelength range by using a pierced cavity mirror for outcoupling. This light source has the potential to realize further advances in precision extreme-ultraviolet spectroscopy and attosecond physics.

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Figure 1: A frequency comb in relation to a typical resonance spectrum of an enhancement cavity.
Figure 2: Schematic showing the output coupling of high-harmonic light through a small aperture in one of the cavity mirrors.

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Correspondence to Martin E. Fermann.

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Fermann, M., Lee, K. 13-nm XUV pulses from a cavity. Nature Photon 7, 587–589 (2013) doi:10.1038/nphoton.2013.152

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