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Title: Advanced source development and applications. Laser-produced plasmas: A compact soft x-ray source with high peak brightness. Final technical report, 1 October 1986-30 September 1988

Abstract

The development of high average power pulsed solid-state lasers and the application of these lasers to the generation of laser-produced plasmas for soft-x-ray generation is described. A 44-W average power moving slab neodymium glass laser was demonstrated. In a separate experiment, injection seeding of this laser to produce 500-MW ll-ps pulses was attained. Soft-x-ray generation has been investigated with the moving slab laser, a fixed slab laser, and commercial rod-geometry lasers. The techniques that were demonstrated show the feasibility of scaling the operation of slab lasers to the kilowatt level. The rapid development of diode-laser pumping techniques suggests the potential for remarkable efficient, compact, and economical laser systems for short-wavelength lithography and microscopy applications.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Univ., CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5174345
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5174345
Report Number(s):
AD-A-212677/9/XAB
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; LASER-PRODUCED PLASMA; X-RAY SOURCES; SOLID STATE LASERS; BRIGHTNESS; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; MICROSCOPY; MOTION; NEODYMIUM LASERS; OPERATION; PROGRESS REPORT; PULSES; SCALING LAWS; X RADIATION; X-RAY EQUIPMENT; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EQUIPMENT; IONIZING RADIATIONS; LASERS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; PLASMA; RADIATION SOURCES; RADIATIONS 700208* -- Fusion Power Plant Technology-- Inertial Confinement Technology

Citation Formats

Byer, R.L. Advanced source development and applications. Laser-produced plasmas: A compact soft x-ray source with high peak brightness. Final technical report, 1 October 1986-30 September 1988. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Byer, R.L. Advanced source development and applications. Laser-produced plasmas: A compact soft x-ray source with high peak brightness. Final technical report, 1 October 1986-30 September 1988. United States.
Byer, R.L. Sat . "Advanced source development and applications. Laser-produced plasmas: A compact soft x-ray source with high peak brightness. Final technical report, 1 October 1986-30 September 1988". United States.
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abstractNote = {The development of high average power pulsed solid-state lasers and the application of these lasers to the generation of laser-produced plasmas for soft-x-ray generation is described. A 44-W average power moving slab neodymium glass laser was demonstrated. In a separate experiment, injection seeding of this laser to produce 500-MW ll-ps pulses was attained. Soft-x-ray generation has been investigated with the moving slab laser, a fixed slab laser, and commercial rod-geometry lasers. The techniques that were demonstrated show the feasibility of scaling the operation of slab lasers to the kilowatt level. The rapid development of diode-laser pumping techniques suggests the potential for remarkable efficient, compact, and economical laser systems for short-wavelength lithography and microscopy applications.},
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year = {1989},
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