University of Bern

Institute of Applied Physics

Publications

Articles in Journals

Michael Siegrist et al.: Self-photo pumped x-ray lasers from elements in the Ne-like and Ni-like ionization state, Optics Communications, vol.: 382, pp.: 288–293, 2016 doiDetails
Fei Jia, Felix Staub, Michael Siegrist, Jürg E. Balmer: Analytic study of traveling-wave velocity variation in line-focusing schemes for plasma x-ray lasers, Applied Optics, vol.: 53, no.: 15, pp.: 3247-3254, 2014 doi pdf [1.27 MB]Details
Jürg Balmer, Davide Bleiner, Felix Staub: Extreme ultraviolet lasers: principles and potentials for next generation lithography, J. Micro/Nano Lithography MEMS MOEMS, ed.: SPIE Digital Library, vol.: 11, no.: 2, pp.: 021119, 2012 doiDetails
F. Staub, C. Imesch, D. Bleiner, J.E. Balmer: Soft-x-ray lasing in nickel-like barium at 9.2 nm using the grazing-incidence scheme, Opt. Commun., vol.: 285, pp.: 2118-2121, 2012 doiDetails
Davide Bleiner, Juerg Balmer, Felix Staub: Line focusing for soft x-ray laser-plasma lasing, Applied Optics, vol.: 50, no.: 36, pp.: 6689-6696, 2011 doi pdf [1.15 MB]Details
Davide Bleiner, Jürg Balmer : Coulombic Effects in a Photolectron Bunch for Extreme Ultraviolet Laser Spectroscopy, Appl. Phys. Lett., vol.: 98, pp.: 181501, 2011Details
Davide Bleiner, Felix Staub, Vitaliy Guzenko, Yasin Ekinci, Juerg Balmer : Evaluation of Lab-scale EUV Microscopy using a Table-Top Laser Source, Opt. Commun., vol.: 284, no.: 19, pp.: 4577-4583, 2011 doiDetails
C. Imesch, F. Staub, J.E. Balmer: Gain-saturated Ni-like antimony laser at 11.4 nm in grazing-incidence pumping geometry, Opt. Commun. , vol.: 283, pp.: 66-70, 2010Details
M. Grünig, C. Imesch, J.E. Balmer: Saturated x-ray lasing in Ni-like Sn at 11.9 nm using the GRIP scheme, Opt. Commun., vol.: 282, pp.: 267-271, 2009 doi pdf [0.58 MB]Details
C. Imesch, F. Staub, J.E. Balmer: Time-resolved measurements of the angular distribution of the Ni-like Pd soft-x-ray laser emission, Phys. Rev. A , vol.: 77, no.: 6, pp.: 063818-1-5 , 2008 doiDetails
Tobias Moser et al.: Intracavity Generation of Radially Polarized CO2 Laser Beams Based on a Simple Binary Dielectric Diffraction Grating, Applied Optics, vol.: 45, no.: 33, pp.: 8517-8522, 2006Details
F. Staub, J. Balmer: Collimation Tester for Ultrashort Pulses and Short Coherence Length Lasers, Optik, vol.: 117, pp.: 193-195, 2006Details
M. Grünig, F. Staub, J. Balmer: Nd:glass regenerative amplifier for CPA (chirped-pulse-amplification) lasers, Op. & Lasers in Eng., vol.: 43, pp.: 263-269, 2005Details
Felix Staub, Maite Braud, Jürg Balmer, Joseph Nilsen: Absolute timing measurements of the Ni-like Pd and Sn soft-x-ray lasers, Physical Review A, vol.: 72, pp.: 043813/1-4, 2005Details
Felix Staub, Maïté Braud, Jürg Balmer, J. Nilsen, S. Bajt: Simultaneous near-field and far-field imaging of the 11.9-nm Ni-like Sn soft-X-ray laser, Physical Review A, vol.: 70, pp.: 13813/1-4, 2004Details
S. Bajt, H.N. Chapman, J. Nilsen, F. Staub, J.E. Balmer: Molybdenum:yttrium multilayer mirror technology utilized to image the output of the Ni-like Sn laser at 11.9 nm, Opt. Lett., vol.: 28, pp.: 2249-2251, 2003Details
Ulrich Roth, Michael Tröbs, Thomas Graf, Jürg E. Balmer, Heinz P. Weber: Proton and Gamma Radiation Tests on Nonlinear Crystals, Applied Optics, vol.: 41, no.: 3, pp.: 464-469, 2002Details
Ulrich Roth, Frank Löwenthal, Jürg E. Balmer, Heinz P. Weber: Compensation of nonlinear self-focusing in high-power lasers, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol.: 36, no.: 6, pp.: 687-691, 2000Details
Michael Tröbs, Jürg E. Balmer, Thomas Graf: Efficient polarised output from a unidirectional multi-rod Nd:YVO4 ring resonator, Optics Communications, vol.: 182, no.: 04.06.2004, pp.: 437-442, 2000Details
Michael MacDonald, Thomas Graf, Jürg E. Balmer, Heinz P. Weber: Reducing thermal lensing in diode-pumped laser rods, Optics Communications, vol.: 178, pp.: 383-393, 2000Details
Christoph Siegel, Frank Löwenthal, Jürg Balmer, Heinz P. Weber: Talbot array illuminator for single-shot measurements of laser-induced-damage thresholds of thin-film coatings, Applied Optics, vol.: 39, no.: 10, pp.: 1493-1499, 2000Details
Michael P. MacDonald, Thomas Graf, Jürg E. Balmer, Heinz P. Weber: Efficient polarised output from end-pumped multirod resonators, Optics Communications, vol.: 160, pp.: 354-363, 1999Details
Etienne Rochat et al.: High-gain solid-state and fiber amplifier-chain for high-power coherent communication, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol.: 11, no.: 9, pp.: 1120-1122, 1999Details
Jürg E. Balmer, Riccardo Tommasini, Frank Löwenthal: Saturation in neon- and nickel-like collisional soft-x-ray lasers at low pump energy, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol.: 5, pp.: 1435-1440, 1999Details
Riccardo Tommasini, Frank Löwenthal, Jürg E. Balmer, Heinz P. Weber: Iterative method for phase-amplitude retrieval and its application to the problem of beam-shaping and apodisation, Optics Communications, vol.: 153, pp.: 339-346, 1998Details
Thomas Graf, Jürg E. Balmer, Heinz P. Weber: Entropy balance of optically pumped cw lasers, Optics Communications, vol.: 148, pp.: 256-260, 1998Details
Ueli Roth, Thomas Graf, Etienne Rochat, Jürg E. Balmer, Heinz P. Weber: Saturation, gain, and noise properties of a multipass diode-laser-pumped Nd:YAG cw amplifier, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol.: 34, no.: 10, pp.: 1987-1991, 1998Details
Michael MacDonald, Thomas Graf, Jürg E. Balmer, Heinz P. Weber: Configuration Q-Switching in a diode-pumped multirod variable-configuration resonator, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol.: 34, pp.: 366-371, 1998Details
Christoph Siegel, Thomas Graf, Jürg E. Balmer, Heinz P. Weber: Experimental determination of the fundamental-mode diameter in solid-state lasers, Applied Optics, vol.: 37, no.: 21, pp.: 4902-4906, 1998Details
Thomas Graf, Ueli Roth, Marc Schmid, Jürg E. Balmer, Heinz P. Weber: Diode-pumped Nd:YAG amplifier for intersatellite optical communication, Optics Communications, vol.: 152, pp.: 302-306, 1998Details
Thomas Graf, Jürg E. Balmer, Rudolf Weber, Heinz P. Weber: Variable-configuration, multirod Nd:YAG laser resonator end pumped by multiple diode lasers, Optics Communications, vol.: 135, pp.: 171-178, 1997Details
Ansgar R. Präg, Andreas Glinz, Jürg E. Balmer, Y. Li, E.E. Fill: Prepulse dependence of J = 0 - 1 lasing at 32.6 nm in neon-like titanium, Applied Physics, vol.: 63, pp.: 113-116, 1996Details
Rudolf Wälti, Jürg E. Balmer, Willy Lüthy, Heinz P. Weber: Threshold conditions for 800-nm pumping of 2-µm Tm:Ho lasers (3), Optics and Quantum Electronics, vol.: 28, no.: 8, pp.: 1081-1088, 1996Details
T. Zehnder, J.E. Balmer, W. Lüthy, H.P. Weber: Determination of limits in deposition of adhering a-C films on silicon produced by pulsed laser deposition, Thin Solid Films, vol.: 263, pp.: 198-202, 1995Details

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Jürg E. Balmer, Felix Staub, Fei Jia: Soft-X-Ray Lasing down to 6.85 nm in Ni-Like Samarium, in: Proc. 10th Int'l Conference on X-ray Lasers, ed.: S. Sebban et al., pp.: 29-34, 2014 doiDetails
Felix Staub, Davide Bleiner, Fei Jia, Jürg E. Balmer: Line-Focus Generation for X-Ray Laser Pumping, in: Proc. 10th Int'l Conference on X-ray Lasers, ed.: S. Sebban et. al, pp.: 235-238, 2014 doiDetails
Fei Jia, Felix Staub, Jürg Balmer: Upscaling of X-ray Laser Repetition Rate Using an OPCPA Architecture, in: X-ray Laser 2012, ed.: Stephane Sebban, Julien Gautier David Ros Philippe Zeitoun, no.: 22, pp.: 137, 2014 doiDetails
Davide Bleiner, Felix Staub, Juerg Balmer: EUV microscopy using a lab-scale X-ray laser source, in: X-ray Lasers, ed.: SPIE, 2011 pdf [2.12 MB]Details
Andrew Aquila, Davide Bleiner, Juerg Balmer, Sasa Bajt: Polarization measurements of plasma excited X-ray lasers, in: X-ray Lasers, ed.: SPIE, 2011 pdf [3.85 MB]Details
J.E. Balmer, F. Staub, C. Imesch, D. Bleiner: Sub-10-nm Wavelength Ni-like-Ion Collisional X-Ray Lasers, in: SPIE: X-ray Lasers and Coherent X-ray Sources IX, ed.: J. Dunn, A Klisnick, vol.: 8140, pp.: 8140OX-1-4, 2011Details
J.E. Balmer, C. Imesch, F. Staub : Gain saturation in Ni-like x-ray lasers, in: Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications VIII, ed.: J. Dunn, G.J. Tallents, vol.: 7451, pp.: 74510O-1-7, 2009Details
J.E. Balmer, M. Grünig, C. Imesch, F. Staub: X-ray Lasing Using the GRIP Scheme, in: Proc. 10th Int\'l Conference on X-ray Lasers, ed.: P.V. Nickles, K.A. Janulewicz, pp.: 37-43, 2007Details
J.E. Balmer, M. Grünig, C. Imesch, F. Staub: New results at the Bern x-ray laser facility, in: Proc. of SPIE, ed.: G.J. Tallents, J. Dunn, vol.: 6702, pp.: 670203-1, 2007 pdf [0.13 MB]Details
J.E. Balmer, F. Staub, J. Nilsen: Emission time of the Ni-like soft-x-ray lasers, in: Proc. SPIE, ed.: E.E. Fill, vol.: 5919, 2005Details
Jürg Balmer, Felix Staub, Michael Grünig, J. Nilsen, S. Bajt: Progress in x-ray laser research at IAP-BE (2), in: Proc. 9th Int\'l Conf. on X-Ray Lasers (Beijing, China), pp.: 51-56, 2004Details
Jürg E. Balmer, Maïté Braud, Christoph Siegel: Characterization of saturated Ni-like x-ray lasers (2), in: 8th Int\'l Conf. on X-Ray Lasers, ed.: J. Dunn, J. J. Rocca, S. Suckewer, pp.: 147-153, 2002Details
Jürg Balmer, Maïté Braud, Christoph Siegel: Towards full characterization of nickel-like soft-x-ray lasers (2), in: Proc. SPIE , ed.: E.E. Fill, J.J. Rocca, pp.: 93-99, 2001Details

IAP Research Reports

Rudolf Wälti, Jürg E. Balmer, Willy Lüthy, Heinz P. Weber: Threshold conditions for 800 nm pumping of 2 µm Tm:Ho lasers (2), IAP Research Report, No. , Institut für angewandte Physik, Universität Bern, 1995Details

Posters

Michael Siegrist, Fei Jia, Jürg Balmer: Self-Photopumped x-ray lasers from elements in the Ne-like and Ni-like ionization state, 13th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 26 May 2014Details
Mabel Ruiz-Lopez et al.: Coherent Short-Wavelength Plasma Light for Extreme Ultraviolet Metrology, SPIE Advanced Lithography, San Jose, 12 Feb 2012Details
C. Imesch, F. Staub, M. Grünig, J.E. Balmer: Gain saturation of the 11.4-nm laser in Ni-like Sb , 11th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, Belfast, 17 Aug 2008Details
Felix Staub, Maïté Braud, Jürg Balmer, Joseph Nilsen: Simultaneous imaging of the near- and far-field intensity distributions of the Ni-like Sn X-ray laser (1), HFSW X (Applications of High Field and Short Wavelength Sources X), 12 Oct 2003Details
Ulrich Roth, Michael MacDonald, Jürg E. Balmer, D. Burns, M.D. Dawson, E. Bente: 1053 nm Nd:YLF laser passively mode-locked with a saturable Bragg reflector (SBR), CLEO/Europe 2000, 10 Sep 2000Details
Jürg E. Balmer et al.: Advanced composite diode-pumped solid-state lasers, PPO-Meeting, 27 Sep 1994Details

Talks

Jürg Balmer, Fei Jia, Felix Staub: Sub-10-nm Ni-like Soft-X-ray Lasers, SPIE Conf. on Optical Engineering + Applications, San Diego, 27 Aug 2013Details
J.E. Balmer, F. Staub, F. Jia: Soft-X-ray lasing down to 6.85 nm in Ni-like samarium, 13th Int'l Conf on X-Ray Lasers, Paris, 15 Jun 2012Details
J.E. Balmer, F. Staub, C. Imesch, D. Bleiner: Sub-10-nm Wavelength Ni-like-Ion Collisional X-ray Lasers, SPIE Conf. X-Ray Lasers and Coherent X-Ray Sources, San Diego/USA, 23 Aug 2011Details
J.E. Balmer, C. Imesch, F. Staub : Saturated XUV lasing down to 8.85 nm using the grazing-incidence scheme, 12th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, Gwangju/South Korea, 1 Jun 2010Details
Jürg Balmer, Christoph Imesch, Felix Staub: Gain saturation in Ni-like x-ray lasers, SPIE Conference on X-ray Lasers and Applications, San Diego/USA, 5 Aug 2009Details
J.E. Balmer, M. Grünig, C. Imesch, F. Staub: Recent progress in grazing-incidence-pumped x-ray lasers at UNI-BE, 11th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers , Belfast, 17 Aug 2008Details
J.E. Balmer, M. Grünig, C. Imesch, F. Staub: New results at the Bern x-ray laser facility, SPIE Conference on X-ray Lasers and Applications, San Diego/USA, 29 Aug 2007Details
Jürg Balmer, Felix Staub, Michael Grünig, J. Nilsen, S. Bajt: Progress in x-ray laser research at IAP-BE (1), 9th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, Beijing, 24 May 2004Details
Jürg E. Balmer, Maïté Braud, Christoph Siegel: Characterization of saturated Ni-like x-ray lasers (1), 8th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, 26 May 2002Details
Jürg Balmer, Maïté Braud, Christoph Siegel, Frank Löwenthal: Towards full characterization of nickel-like soft-x-ray lasers (1), SPIE Conference "Soft X-Ray Lasers and Applications", 1 Aug 2001Details
Michael Tröbs, Thomas Graf, Jürg E. Balmer, Heinz P. Weber: Unidirectional operation in a dual-configuration resonator with three Nd:YVO4 rods, CLEO/Europe 2000, 10 Sep 2000Details
Jürg E. Balmer, Maîté Braud, Frank Löwenthal: Saturated x-ray lasing in nickel-like Sn at 12 nm, 7th International Conference on X-ray Lasers, 18 Jun 2000Details
Jürg Balmer, Riccardo Tommasini, Frank Löwenthal: Saturated lasing in neon- and nickel-like ions at pump energies below 30 J, SPIE "Soft-X-Ray Lasers and Applications", 18 Jul 1999Details
Rudolf Weber et al.: Advanced diode-pumped solid-state laser, PPO-General Meeting, 20 Nov 1997Details
Jürg E. Balmer, Ansgar Präg, Frank Löwenthal: Soft-x-ray lasing in neon-like ions at pump energies below 100 J, SPIE 42nd Annual Meeting, 27 Jul 1997Details
Rudolf Weber et al.: Advanced diode-pumped solid-state lasers, Optique II General Meeting, 21 Nov 1996Details
Willy Lüthy et al.: Advanced composite diode-pumped solid-state lasers, Priority Program OPTICS, 16 May 1995Details
T. Zehnder, J.E. Balmer, W. Lüthy, H.P. Weber: Determination of the maximum achievable thickness for adhering a-C films on silicon produced by pulsed laser deposition, SPG Frühjahrstagung 1995, 23 Mar 1995Details
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