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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 (32). An ultraviolet or X-ray laser pulse of long duration (12) is progressively refracted, across the surface of an opaque barrier (28), by a streaming plasma (22) that is produced by illuminating a solid target (16, 18) with a pulse of conventional line focused high power laser radiation (20). The short pulse of ultraviolet or X-ray laser radiation (32), which may be amplified to high power (40, 42), is separated out by passage through a slit aperture (30) in the opaque barrier (28).

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
  2. (El Granada, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866533
Patent Number(s):
4731786
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; producing; durationally; ultraviolet; x-ray; laser; pulses; disclosed; duration; 32; pulse; 12; progressively; refracted; surface; opaque; barrier; 28; streaming; plasma; 22; produced; illuminating; solid; target; 16; 18; conventional; line; focused; power; radiation; 20; amplified; 40; 42; separated; passage; slit; aperture; 30; line focused; laser pulses; x-ray laser; laser pulse; laser radiation; power laser; /372/376/976/

Citation Formats

MacGowan, Brian J., Matthews, Dennis L., and Trebes, James E. Method and apparatus for producing durationally short ultraviolet or X-ray laser pulses. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
MacGowan, Brian J., Matthews, Dennis L., & Trebes, James E. Method and apparatus for producing durationally short ultraviolet or X-ray laser pulses. United States.
MacGowan, Brian J., Matthews, Dennis L., and Trebes, James E. Fri . "Method and apparatus for producing durationally short ultraviolet or X-ray laser pulses". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866533.
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author = {MacGowan, Brian J. and Matthews, Dennis L. and Trebes, James E.},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus is disclosed for producing ultraviolet or X-ray laser pulses of short duration (32). An ultraviolet or X-ray laser pulse of long duration (12) is progressively refracted, across the surface of an opaque barrier (28), by a streaming plasma (22) that is produced by illuminating a solid target (16, 18) with a pulse of conventional line focused high power laser radiation (20). The short pulse of ultraviolet or X-ray laser radiation (32), which may be amplified to high power (40, 42), is separated out by passage through a slit aperture (30) in the opaque barrier (28).},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
month = {1}
}

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