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Title: Method and apparatus for producing durationally short ultraviolet or x-ray laser pulses

Abstract

A method and apparatus is disclosed for producing ultraviolet or x- ray laser pulses of short duration. An ultraviolet or x-ray laser pulse of long duration is progressively refracted, across the surface of an opaque barrier, by a streaming plasma that is produced by illuminating a solid target with a pulse of conventional line focused high power laser radiation. The short pulse of ultraviolet or x-ray laser radiation, which may be amplified to high power, is separated out by passage through a slit aperture in the opaque barrier.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6868292
Patent Number(s):
6046020
Assignee:
LLNL; EDB-88-178979
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C12 - BIOCHEMISTRY C12Q - MEASURING OR TESTING PROCESSES INVOLVING ENZYMES, NUCLEIC ACIDS OR MICROORGANISMS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; PULSE AMPLIFIERS; DESIGN; X-RAY LASERS; INVENTIONS; LASER RADIATION; PLASMA; PULSE TECHNIQUES; AMPLIFIERS; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; LASERS; RADIATIONS; 420300* - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989)

Citation Formats

MacGowan, B J, Matthews, D L, and Trebes, J E. Method and apparatus for producing durationally short ultraviolet or x-ray laser pulses. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
MacGowan, B J, Matthews, D L, & Trebes, J E. Method and apparatus for producing durationally short ultraviolet or x-ray laser pulses. United States.
MacGowan, B J, Matthews, D L, and Trebes, J E. Tue . "Method and apparatus for producing durationally short ultraviolet or x-ray laser pulses". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method and apparatus is disclosed for producing ultraviolet or x- ray laser pulses of short duration. An ultraviolet or x-ray laser pulse of long duration is progressively refracted, across the surface of an opaque barrier, by a streaming plasma that is produced by illuminating a solid target with a pulse of conventional line focused high power laser radiation. The short pulse of ultraviolet or x-ray laser radiation, which may be amplified to high power, is separated out by passage through a slit aperture in the opaque barrier.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {5}
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