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Title: Light source employing laser-produced plasma

A system and a method of generating radiation and/or particle emissions are disclosed. In at least some embodiments, the system includes at least one laser source that generates a first pulse and a second pulse in temporal succession, and a target, where the target (or at least a portion the target) becomes a plasma upon being exposed to the first pulse. The plasma expand after the exposure to the first pulse, the expanded plasma is then exposed to the second pulse, and at least one of a radiation emission and a particle emission occurs after the exposure to the second pulse. In at least some embodiments, the target is a solid piece of material, and/or a time period between the first and second pulses is less than 1 microsecond (e.g., 840 ns).
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1093377
Report Number(s):
8,536,549
12/296,707
DOE Contract Number:
FG03-99ER54547
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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